Police chief (No. 3) and Umno-inspired hate brigade (No. 5)
take revenge by force for civil liberties lawyer’s words
Khalid Abu Bakar has got his own back on Eric Paulsen, by using brute force against Eric’s words, hand in hand with the Umno-inspired Malay-Muslim ultras whose extremist views and actions have raised the level of hate speech in the country with impunity.
Exactly a month after Eric listed Khalid as Human Rights Enemy No 3 and the hate brigade as No 5, the police chief and the hate brigade took their revenge.
Last night on Twitter, the Inspector-General of Police was behaving like a typical lowlife Umno cybertrooper (whose photomontages he had used on Twitter no doubt in solidarity with them).
He crowed about Eric being arrested, after having prepared the ground over the past couple of days by trying to justify the need for the Sedition Act — used against political critics but not against Malay-Muslim supremacists such as Utusan Malaysia editors who have inflamed race relations by always blaming others.
Late in the night, he bragged about Eric being put in remand. This morning, he retweeted snide remarks against Eric’s organisation Lawyers for Liberty, showing solidarity with louts.
Showing off a connection with the Saudis, who flogged a blogger in public
And as if to reinforce public perception of where he stands on Islamic issues, Khalid also showed off photos of himself with visiting head of police of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, which houses the Kaaba.
Saudi Arabia has imposed a punishment of 1,000 lashes on Raif Badawi, a blogger who set up a web site in 2008 to encourage debate on religious and political matters in Saudi Arabia.
Last Friday, Raif Badawi was flogged 50 times in public in front of a mosque in Jeddah, the first of 20 sessions. Continue reading