Sedition dragnet: Cops do not rule out more arrests
G Lavendran | May 23, 2013
KL police chief Mohammad Salleh says that in order to protect peace and security, there could be more arrests coming.
KUALA LUMPUR: The police have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests under its Sedition Act dragnet. Speaking at a press conference here, city police chief Mohammad Salleh said the priority was to ensure peace and security.
Peace and security my foot ! Go and sort out the Sulu invaders and drive them out of Sabah Mr. city police chief. They are happily still on Malaysian soil armed for over a month now and have murdered 18 of your comrades and our citizens so far. And Sabah is peaceful and secured now ? You opt for "peaceful negotiations" with fully armed murdering aliens from Sulu but ready to arrest unarmed tax-paying citizens gathered peacefully in silence with only a lighted candle. How dangerous can fellow citizens be as compared to the foreign Suluks who killed our 18 men ?
The police have so far arrested four people under the Act. These are student leader Adam Adli, Anything But Umno (ABU) leader Haris Ibrahim, PKR vice-president Tian Chua and PAS’ Thamrin Ghaffar.
There are also rumours that PKR leader and Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) founder Badrul Hisham Shaharin has been arrested as well but this could not be confirmed. SAMM issued a statement at 6pm to state that Badrul Hisham was “still free”. Adam was charged this morning and freed on bail.
If only our police were this enthusiastic in catching the hundreds of snatch thieves, mat rempits roaming the streets daily and doing an honest days work to serve the citizens instead of terrorising them. Sigh !
Mohammad said the others were also expected to be charged under the Sedition Act with regard to their call to topple the government through a massive street protest.
And I was fooled by your "deal -or-no-deal" master into thinking that the Sedition Act was repealed all this time, damn !
“We have 24 hours to gather all the statements from them but we will extend the remand if time does not suffice.
“We have also not ruled out more arrests on those linked to the May 13 ceramah. We will only find out after thorough investigations have been completed,” he added.
Jeng ! jeng ! jeng !!.......memories of Ops Lallang bolts through my mind !
Mohammad also said that the forum on May 13 was unlawful and uncalled for.
“It was wrong for them to gather as they did on May 13 and since the Sedition Act is still enforceable by law, we have to charge them under it,” he said.
“After all our first priority is to maintain peace and order,” he added.
Again I want to remind you Mr. city police chief....see my first para above lah.
Mohammad also said the 18 people arrested under Section 143 of the Penal Code outside the Jinjang detention centre last night have been released on police bail.
“We have recorded statements from them, but investigations are ongoing and until then all 18 have been released on police bail,” he said.
“That assembly was unlawful, they could be jailed up to six months [if found guilty],” he added.
Holding candles in solidarity with a young fellow Malaysian in your lock-up was unlawful ? Gimme a break lah !
The 18 were part of the crowd who had gathered in support of Adam who was held at the Jinjang police detention centre.
So is the invasion of Sabah by heavily armed foreign aliens, sir. Why are the aliens still on our soil ?
The police chief also warned the public not to get involved in such gatherings in the future, including the one scheduled to take place on May 25 at a field near Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya.
“Please obey the existing laws and do not behave otherwise, we don’t want any trouble and the people should work together with us instead of against us,” he said.
“However, if the rally does take place this weekend, we are ready to take action. We have enough manpower and will do what is necessary to maintain peace and order,” he added.
When it comes to dealing with the Opposition there's plenty of manpower...but when it comes to combating crimes, snatch thefts and corruption....shortage of manpower. Same old silly story.
Why don't you use you "manpower" to eliminate those armed and illegal aliens still in Sabah ? They are a bigger threat to peace and security, no ? Get your priorities in order Mat.
Not in blind submission to your ruling political master's bidding but to the Agong.
Happy Vesak Day to all celebrants !