Friday, September 12, 2008

RPK, ISA And The Rest Of Us

Malaysiakini reports that RPK has been detained by the police under the ISA. At the time of publication, the RPK was still at his house with police officers.

The news has spread fast. With it are concerns that a wider 1987 type crackdown is going to happen or that even worse, there is going to be chaos and racial violence.

We must remain calm. Reactionary behaviour and fear mongering is not going to make things any more sensible or easier. Things will unfold as they have to.

The Government must also do its part and explain clearly how RPK is a threat to national security and why he has been detained. He had presented himself everytime he was asked to at police stations and in court. He has been charged, has not attempted to flee the jurisdiction and has indicated his desire to defend himself in court. Access to Malaysia Today has been permitted. And though four police reports have recently been lodged against him by agencies linked to the Government, a consideration of those police reports in the bigger picture would reveal the unreasonableness of his being detained on the basis of what has been alleged in those reports. The Government must make the basis of its decision clear and why it is RPK cannot be tried in an open court.

And for the rest of us, let us stand united and firm in our belief in a better Malaysia.

MIS

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

there is nothing we can do to avoid a repeat of 1987. so being calm and standing firm will amount to nought!

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

When there's no open public debate or contest
It's always the much hated draconian arrest
Putting democracy to its most severe test
Let's join forces to put things right at their best

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 120908
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Fri. 12th Sept. 2008.

KongKor said...

Pak Malik,

I personally feels that Malaysians today are much more matured in this era with multiple source of information and would not be easily swayed by the MSM. All right thinking Malaysian will remain calm but I cannot say for those who recently suffered the 'mad cow disease'in Penang.

On your comment that "the government must also do its part..." I hate to say that I have to disagree with you as I have completely lost faith in them. They can come up with all sort of reasons and excuses, some really absurd so much so it insults the intelligence of the rakyat. How can they govern with total disregard for the rule of law? Umnoputra above the law, the rest of the rakyat must abide by the law.

I fear that this is the beginning of a trend to turn Malaysia into a police state, same MO each and everytime as recorded in history.

As you said, if we only stand united and firm in our belief in a better Malaysia, do you expect any changes forthcoming? Especially with the current bunch of clowns in the government who are bickering and bitching for their personal political survival to hang on to power?

Honestly, Malaysian deserved better days ahead...let BN be BE END.

Old Fart said...

What is worse is without even establishing that the reported complaint is even true or accurate or accurately establishes the intent of what was said by RPK the Police are acting.

We all only know too well that this home minister does not understand English most times.

Most of us have read Raja Petra's articles and we know which are his and which are not. Fair enough many who read it will feel angry that he writes so accurately of the kind of people they are. Problem is, these same people also know how to abuse the apparatus they have in their power to vent their anger and revenge.

Apparently at least for the moment, according to the reports, it would seem like the Police might be acting on reports that are made by Muslim religious authorities and their departments.

Are the police necessarily qualified to assess the accuracy or truthfulness of their complaint vis a vis what Raja Petra has written?

As for comments, I still maintain that I am not responsible for the graffiti someone might paint on my wall. And when someone does, am I obliged to remove or clean it up? If I don't, then do I assume ownership of that graffiti?

Anonymous said...

An appointed minister must bear in mind that he is as human and ordinary as any other citizens in this country. But for him to be able to sit in such high places in the government, the citizens are hoping that this person can carry the high standard of human value, fairness, wisdom and integrity. He should not behave like a warlord brandishing the power given to him by the people of this country unfairly. May god enlightens him with wisdom and love for mankind.

jaredsdad said...

Just yesterday, RPK republished an article on the truths behind May 13 in the hope that Malaysians will not fall for the same trick a second time. Evidently, this is what the government is banking on. Street protests that lead to racial riots and subsequently a declared state of national emergency, rendering it quite impossible for Pakatan Rakyat to take over. We must be careful not to play directly into their hands.

From what I understand, our best option to show solidarity for RPK will be at the Malaysia Day celebrations that will be held by Pakatan Rakyat at the Kelana Jaya Stadium on Sept 15th. Malaysians must be shrewd and tactful in not taking to the streets this time around. Any peaceful protest will be manipulated by the government towards realising their evil plan.

Let's all be sensible and do the right thing this time. Support RPK the right way and things will fall into place.

www.jaredsdad.wordpress.com

Patricia said...

Yes, we should stay calm and united. Let us not play into their hands - and provide the 'proof' that RPK has indeed 'incited' us to react.

May we all stay safe.

Anonymous said...

To Raja Petra and family, please be reassured that all of us are praying for a quick release..........

This latest action is just proof that the government is not in tune with the people.

Change should come about in a positive and mature manner and not through change.

I totally agree with your cautionary piece today........well penned..........

Anonymous said...

Seriously, what can we do in the current political climate if there's another widespread crackdown? What can be done for RPK?

donplayplay

mei1 said...

It's a sign of how desperate the government is at this juncture & another example of double-standard action plus "BOLEH" spirit.

travic said...

BN and UMNO specifically is just going further down the slippery slope. It is as if UMNO is in quick sand and trying to force its way out, not realising that that will simply hasten the process of being buried and drowned in sand!

Civil society and Bangsa Malaysia must not fall into the trap lured by UMNO! Remain calm. Let us stand in solidarity by not succumbing to uncivilized responses.

MPs who may be fence sitters may now want to take the plunge and bring forth a better Malaysia by doing the logical thing, JUMP! Anything immoral about it has just been debunked! JUMP righteously NOW!

Let us show our support by keeping vigil for RPK and Tan Hoon Cheng. Let us pray that the ISA arrest ends there and that "Desperados" do not do further damage by increasing the list of ISA "casualties". However, be rest assured that the process of change, I believe, has already been hastened and will be accelerated much more with any further arrests!

Hidup Bangsa Malaysia! Goodbye UMNO!

e n g said...

Hi
anyone knows if there be any protest in the Malaysia High COmmission in London this weekend ????

please if you have any info, pls let me know
i want to play a part in stopping this gov that have gone mad!!!

i will check back this thread tonight! THANKS

chapchai said...

Just visited Malaysia Today and read a statement made by Shabery Cheek. In it he said "The blogger has allowed statements which insulted Prophet Muhammad and this is a very sensitive thing to Muslims in the country and worldwide," It appears that the two articles which appeared in Malaysia Today are considered to be anti-Islam ("I promise to be a good, non-hypocritical Muslim" and "Not all Arabs are descendants of the Prophet"). However, on re-reading these two articles I can't appear to find anything anti-Islam. Perhaps my understanding of English is not as good as I think it is. Can anyone help out here? In the meantime, Ms Tan and Teresa Kok have been detained under the ISA? Who next?

Anonymous said...

who else is being arrested? is haris all right? i'm worried. what did teresa kok do? what did any of them do? who else is being arrested for goodness-knows-what?

MANSUHKAN ISA!

- siew eng

amethyst213 said...

Now, even Tan Boon cheng (the Sin Chew reporter who reported on Ahmad's remark and Teresa Kok was arrested, in reminiscence of the Operasi Lalang.

We must all stay calm and be united. Never fall into the trap and be guilty of screwing up the country, by our stupid reactionary behaviour (quoting Mr Malik).

http://amethyst213.blogspot.com

What A Lulu said...

with the arrest of the sinchew reporter, "the rest of us" has become "any one of us"

Kris said...

I was greeted with the headlines 'ISA arrests' this morning. And read the entire sordid episode in detail. The quote that really stood up however was from our home minister repeated here ad verbatim, "Discretion must be used, especialy if a report poses a risk or jeopardises any situation despite it being backed by facts".

RPKs' detention is unseemly enough, detention without just cause and without access to legal defence or redress is reprehensible and abhorrent and should not happen in a progressive civil society that we claim ourselves to be. But decency and sanity is not prevailing. The government has gone even further down the ladder by arresting the journalist who exposed the vile inflammatory mouthings of a politician. And to justify that action by stating that the reporter should not have reported the facts.

The call to calm is indeed necessary but the government must realise that the people voted and empowered them to maintain that calm not to foment unrest. This present brewing of enmity was mainly the work of Ahmad Ismail and in part by the governments irresponsible and lackadaisical response to his actions.

Act responsibly my government. I beseech you. Study your actions for they appear to be that of a wounded animal intent on self preservation rather then in doing the right thing. Understand and realise that doing the right thing is where your continuing existence lies. Decency is your future. An enlightened electorate drove that message home during the last GE but not only are some of you blind to it but continue to shoot yourselves in the foot and so hasten your demise. Just do the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Teresa Kok has been arrested. According to the Kota D'sara mosque committee who filed the police report, their amplifier has not been functioning. No one asked them to tone down the call to prayer.
The Puchong Mosque committee has been quiet. But Teresa had stated that she usually gets up at 7am, so for her to get up before 6am and go to the mosque is doubtful.
My understanding that if one LIES during this holy month, the punishment is 2X. I guess that why's the powers to be thought 2 innocent people (Teresa & the reporter) have to be sacrificed.

RPK is begging for his day in court. BUT the powers-to-be have chickened out.

God is a JUST GOD, I call out to GOD for justice.

Nostradamus said...

The Courage to Build a New Malaysia.
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The year is 2008. This is the year most Malaysians finally woke up from a deep slumber. Most Malaysians were just too busy earning their living and building up their lives to take notice that times have changed and the idealism spouted by our founding Fathers have still not been accomplished for this country even today.

It was not so long ago in 1957 and then for our fellow East Malaysians in 1963 when the ideals and dreams preached by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (Bapa Kemerdekaan and Bapa Malaysia) for Malaysia were first announced and was greeted with joy in the hearts and minds of all Malaysians. The late Tunku Abdul Rahman had a dream and ideals, just like Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others including the prophets over the history of mankind.

Many a times such dreams were hijacked and led astray under the guise of nationalistic, racist and religious idealism by so called politicians and self declared and appointed righteous and religious persons (Little Napoleons). Individuals who have risen to continue some of such idealisms are gagged, isolated, bankcrupted, blasphemied, rehabilitated or worst jailed, for it is deemed not in consonance with the dreams and idealism of the elected parties agendas.

Laws are legislated and passed at whim in Parliament to change the idealism of the Supreme Law of the Land (The Malaysian Constitution) and to cloak such party and individual agendas. It is true, Malaysia, conforms to the democratic process as practiced by most western countries in elections (even though tainted but unproven). But once given the trust to be elected as a leader or representative of the people, party and individual idealism overtook national idealism, and The Jeykll and Hyde personality emerged to be repeated over and over again at each and every election and by-election.

Malaysians have being led astray for so long, that what is right is blurred, what is wrong is tolerated, what is evil is condoned, what is fair is pouted as unfair, what is immoral becomes moral and corruption and close one eye need to become a part of our accepted daily lives. Jealousy, hatred, greed, racism, plundering and satanism starts to breed in Malaysian minds, and brothers, friends and fellow Malaysians were looked upon as enemies or as inferior human beings. Once a while, such nets were cast ashore to include anything to do with other countries or other races which do not belong to one's own race or religious beliefs.

The minds and souls of Malaysians are so polluted and poisoned for so many years that it seems that Malaysia is the only all correct country and we should rule the world by our way. Examples of countries which follows Malaysia or is it we following them are, such as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Israel. What justifications can you tell your own generations or future Malaysian generations that what you are doing to fellow mankind and more so to your own fellow Malaysians that it is righteous and correct, when, it is at the expense and sufferings of your own human kind and fellow Malaysians?

Can you say to them I did it to follow the orders and teachings of God or party political agendas? Who gave you such inspirations and idealism? Do not absolve your own wicked mind and greed nor take a ride on someone else wicked mind and greed. Do not pick and choose in the Books of God nor the man-made laws to justify or suit your own twisted and idealistic minds. You can fool others due to their ignorance or emotions at some time but you can't fool forever a man's conscience nor your own children or hopefully one day your own when such enlightenment comes to you.

The courage to change things which are not right in Malaysia nor achieve the ideals of the Founding Fathers is not impossible. Most Malaysians have woken up to the fact that the future is going to be determined by it's own citizens thru their own conscience guided by their own religious beliefs to live a harmonious and productive life of correctness and not the type of political, racial or religious correctness as preached.

Parties and their own agendas do not take priority over the Founding Fathers ideals and hopes of all Malaysians. Religion and principles are as a guide to your own conscience to make sure whoever is the leader do not lead Malaysians nor society astray.

For in the end, what is just and right should surely overule anything else for any leader or their party agendas.

Does your Representative of the People (Wakil Rakyat) or You! have the courage?

http://patek1472.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

The arrest of Teresa Kok is blatantly unjustified. She has already denied the accusation that she complained about the noise of morning prayers at a mosque. The person making the accusation is none other than Khir Toyo.

It certainly looks like they are trying to instigate people knowing that such blatant actions will cause anger and frustration. Lets keep cool and respond without giving them an excuse to crackdown further.

http://forabettermalaysia.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

The UMNO/BN Govt are fanning the fire to hasten their downfall. SYABAS...!!!

flyer168 said...

Dear Malik Imtiaz,

Here’s one Divine Intervention -

Malaysiakini - Beh Lih Yi | Sep 14, 08 2:42pm - Quote - “Law minister threatens to quit over ISA….

De facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim today threatened to resign if the government continues to use the Internal Security Act, which allows detention without trial, against any individuals. ” Unquote.

“Devine Intervention” works wonders & with the “Anarchy” developing within their ranks of “Wannabe Young UMNO Heroes” vs the “Righteous Leaders”, they are having their own “Enemies” from within !

PM & DPM have lost the “Plot” altogether & this “UMNO Anarchy” will be the “Mother of the BN Self-Desruct” mechanism in full action.

Just give them more rope to “Hang” themselves at every turn towards their “Demise” soon.

We have to be virgilant, stay UNITED, stay calm, have Faith in God Almighty for His Blessings, Protection & Guidance so that we will not fall into the BN “Chaos Trap”.

Old Fart said...

Pakatan, and Anwar in particular, have been talking about revoking the ISA once they come into power. They have been in power since 8 March in 5 States. What have they done towards this end so far? Could they have done anything at all?

Penang's closure of 3 National Serrvice Camps operating without Local council Planning Approval gives me a thought.

Can the Perak State Government gazette the land that the Kamunting Camp for recreational use or for public purpose and compulsorily acquire it under the Land Acquisition Act? I am sure, if they turned it into a museum, like Auschwitz, it would be an attractive tourist destination where the public can learn a lot from it compared to its use now.

Richiee said...

Hi Malik. Just wondering if there is other avenues for the citizens of this country voice their displeasure with the current government and request the king to intervene to resolve the current political situation? maybe event request the king to dissolve parliament and call for a fresh election? I believe the citizens of this country is fed up with the high handed and biased ways the current ruling party is government the country. Maybe it is time for the citizens of this country to really do something before the nation is run down by the ruling party.

Anonymous said...

If the amplifier was not working, then it must be someone's fault. The Govt was quite right to arrest Teresa Kok if she is running an amplifier repair business and did not fix it when asked. I say let's trust the PM. He is not that sleepy that he does not know the fdifference an amplifier not working and RPK telling all and sundry gory details of his Gomen. Down with all those who want to tell the truth. Hidup Pak Lah!

(Abdullah Supporter)

Anonymous said...

malaysiakini…..

……Her father Kok Kim Tong, 74, told reporters that he was told by Teresa that she was being probed for

1) alleged involvement in the “Azan” issue,
2) road signages with Jawi script and
3) another matter regarding the Selangor Religious Department (JAIS).

Item no 1 - Have been refuted and police report lodged by Masjid Imam of the respective mosque.

Item no 2 - Our Conventional Banks’ Signboard in the 1960s to 1980s using jawi to denotes bank’s name. Yes, back in the 1960’s the rural malays read and write jawi very well. Now almost all the Banks have dropped the bank’s name jawi signages except the recent newly set up of islamic bank. So the banks were racist and didnt the the Police arrest Bank Negara Governor and Bank’s CEOs under ISA. Looks at the Government or the Malay Muslim individual owned Banks…..had dropped the bank’s name under jawi inscription….???? long long time ago. Any protest from Persatuan Pengguna Islam…..etc

Item no 3 - About Jais…im not sure and no further comments

ketam said...

If you read in RPK blogs and all the comments you will understand why.. so the is a lesson for all bloggers dont just let all comments that insults religion appears in your blog even if you practice so called freedom of espression.. respect others,others will respect you..

wei Morgan,Jagdish,Ragu,Eric,Ooi,Baljit dan Thana dont forget to come to my open house on the 3rd day hari raya.. your favourite LONTONG is available

Anonymous said...

Check Out on YouTube - Malik & his moment of terror under ISA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkK9lCYQzA4

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Malek: Pengalaman ngeri sebagai tahanan ISA

Abdul Malek Hussin, bekas tahanan ISA (Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri), tidak akan dapat melupakan buat selama-lamanya peristiwa buruk yang telah berlaku ke atas dirinya sembilan tahun yang lalu. Abdul Malek, 51, telah menang dalam samannya terhadap kerajaan kerana menangkap dan menyeksanya pada tahun 1998.

Mahkamah juga menganugerahkan gantirugi RM2.5 juta kepadanya. Beliau memfailkan saman tersebut pada Mac 1999, terhadap anggota cawangan khas, Borhan Daud; Ketua Polis ketika itu, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor dan kerajaan Malaysia. Abdul Malek yang juga pengerusi badan pemantau Pilihanraya Bebas dan Adil Malaysia (Mafrel) ditahan di bawah ISA sembilan tahun yang lalu.

Beliau menceritakan kepada Malaysiakini setiap saat pahit yang dilaluinya sewatku menjadi tahanan ISA.

Berikut adalah petikan temubual beliau

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Sudah sembilan tahun berlalu, bolehkah anda menceritakan apa yang berlaku, apakah yang telah mereka lakukan terhadap anda, dan perasaan anda ketika itu?

Apabila (bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) dipecat oleh kerajaan kerana dituduh terbabit dalam aktiviti tidak bermoral, maka ramai rakyat yang tidak puashati dengan ketidakadilan (penangkapan Anwar), dan sebagai seorang rakyat, saya menyokong pejuangan untuk menegakkan keadilan untuk Anwar.

Saya adalah antara mereka yang tidak senang dengan cara kerajaan pimpinan Dr Mahathir mengguna dan menyalahgunakan kuasa ketika itu, untuk memecat Anwar dan saya mengambil keputusan untuk menunjukkan sokongan (kepada Anwar).
Saya terbabit dalam gerakan reformasi sejak hari pertamanya lagi pada 4 September 1998.

Selepas penangkapan Anwar, saya telah mengambil inisiatif untuk menganjurkan satu perhimpunan besar-besaran untuk menuntut pembebasan Anwar dan peletakan jawatan Dr Mahathir dan Ketua Polis Negara ketika itu, Abdul Rahim Noor.

Saya kemudiannya mengetuai perhimpunan di Masjid Negara pada 25 September, lima hari selepas Anwar ditangkap. Saya ditangkap di rumah saya di Ampang pada kira-kira jam 10-11 malam.

Saya pulang (ke rumah) dengan menaiki kereta yang dipandu oleh seorang rakan. Dia menurunkan saya kira-kira 200 meter dari rumah saya dan polis menangkap saya ketika saya berada di pintu pagar.

Saya digari dan dipaksa membuka pintu pagar rumah saya oleh pasukan polis yang diketuai oleh ASP Borhan Daud. Mula-mula dia memaksa saya membuka (pintu rumah) dan tentunya saya bertanya, "Mengapa saya digari?" dan dia berkata, saya ditahan di bawah ISA.

Saya kemudiannya bertanya, "Mengapa anda perlu menggari tangan saya?" dan saya bertanya kepadanya "Apakah sebab saya ditahan", (dan dia berkata) "ISA" dan dia menjawab seperti robot, semuanya adalah (di bawah) ISA. Dia kemudiannya berkata, dia mahu menggeledah rumah saya, dan saya bertanya mana warannya.

Malah, saya bertanya waran untuk menangkap saya di bawah ISA. Dia berkata, ianya tidak perlu dan saya bertanya kepadanya mengapa, dan dia berkata, ISA, dan dia berkata, saya sepatutnya tahu. Dia mahu menggeledah rumah saya dan saya bertanya di mana warannya, dan sekali lagi, dia berkata, ianya tidak perlu dan saya bertanya kepadanya mengapa dan dia berkata ISA.

Saya memanggil anak-anak saya dan keluarga saya membuka pintu dan anggota polis masuk dengan memakai kasut, terus ke tingkat bawah dan tingkat atas rumah saya. Mereka kemudiannya masuk ke bilik mentelaah saya, serta menggeledah dan memeriksa semua dokumen saya.

Mereka kemudian masuk ke bilik tidur saya di mana isteri dan anak-anak saya sedang tidur. Isteri saya terkejut dan bertanya kepada saya apa yang berlaku dan saya menunjukkan kepadanya (tangan yang bergari) dan apabila dia bertanya mengapa, saya menjawab "ISA".

Kemudian, mereka merampas beberapa dokumen dan mereka juga merakamkan dokumen-dokumen tersebut. Selepas 40 minit berada di dalam rumah saya, mereka mengarah saya mengikut mereka. Mereka kemudiannya bertanya di mana kereta saya. Borhan memaksa saya menunjukkan kepadanya di mana kereta saya dan saya berkata, saya dihantar pulang oleh seorang rakan dan saya turun kira-kira 200 meter (dari rumah).

Saya menunjukkan kepada Borhan tempat saya turun dari kereta. Rakan saya sudah beredar dari situ. (Borhan) naik marah dengan jawapan saya sehingga dia bertindak menampar saya di situ juga dan sakitnya dapat dirasai hingga ke hari ini. Saya rasa saya telah kehilangan lebih 40-50 peratus deria pendengaran di telinga kiri saya.

Apabila mahkamah diberitahu mengenai perkara itu, Borhan menafikannya. Selepas itu, dia memaksa saya masuk ke dalam kereta, bukan kereta polis, ia kereta biasa. Saya diarah memakai (kacamata) tertentu bervisi kelabu, tetapi kemudiannya saya menyedari bingkai di sini (sebelah kiri) telah patah dan saya memberitahu mereka yang ianya telah patah dan mereka mengarahkan saya (menanggalkan) kacamata saya dan salah seorang pegawai (membuka) baju-t hitam yang dipakainya dan menyerkupnya menutup kepala saya.

Anda bayangkanlah bau baju t-shirt itu yang agaknya telah dipakainya sejak pagi hingga tengah malam. Ia amat busuk dan mereka memaksa saya masuk ke dalam kereta. Saya melutut dan diarah supaya tidak melihat ke mana-mana kerana mereka tidak mahu saya tahu ke mana mereka membawa saya. Kemudiannya mereka membawa saya pergi dari situ dan kira-kira beberapa minit kemudiannya, kereta tersebut berhenti. Saya tidak tahu di mana.

Mereka kemudiannya membawa saya naik anak tangga sebuah bangunan yang kemudiannya saya mendapat tahu (Ibupejabat Kontinjen Polis Kuala Lumpur). Mereka membawa saya ke sebuah bilik dan saya diarah menandatangani (sekeping) kertas yang disediakan oleh Borhan yang menyatakan bahawa saya ditahan di bawah ISA, jadi Borhan adalah pegawai yang melakukan tangkapan. Selepas itu mereka mengarahkan saya menanggalkan pakaian - menanggalkan baju dan seluar saya.

Saya ingat ok kerana saya tahu tahanan ISA akan diberi pakaian tahanan khas (iaitu) berwarna biru. Jadi saya ingat saya akan diberi pakaian tersebut. (Selepas) saya menanggalkan kesemua pakaian, tiba-tiba seorang pegawai menggari tangan saya dari belakang dengan kuat sekali, dan di situ terdapat enam hingga lapan orang pegawai di depan saya dalam sebuah bilik kecil di tingkat satu.

Saya digari dan mereka menutup mata saya dengan dua (keping) kain hitam dan saya bingung sepenuhnya. Saya tidak tahu siapakah mereka, jadi saya mengagak mereka semua adalah pegawai yang melakukan tangkapan yang diketuai oleh Borhan.

Kemudian Borhan menendang dan menumbuk saya dan saya boleh dengar suaranya betul-betul di depan saya kerana dia yang menangkap saya dan saya boleh kenal suaranya. Seorang pegawai akan mengambil satu objek keras dan memukul kaki kanan saya, seorang pegawai lagi akan memukul kaki kiri saya dan mereka kemudiannya menumbuk muka saya.

Saya kemudiannya kena 'flying kick', 'side kick' dan mereka kemudiannya memaksa saya berdiri. Sejurus kemudian saya terjatuh dan tidak sedarkan diri untuk pertama kali dan mereka menuangkan air dan memaksa saya berdiri lagi dan saya jatuh pengsan sekali lagi - semuanya sebanyak lima kali. Dan saya juga mengira dengan jari saya berapa kali saya dipukul [...] semuanya 63 kali.

Selepas itu saya tidak tahan lagi dan tidak sedarkan diri. Itulah yang dapat saya ingat ketika masih sedar... Salah satu pukulan itu amat kuat sekali dan tiba-tiba kain yang menutup mata saya terjatuh dan betul-betul di depan saya adalah (Abdul) Rahim Noor yang memakai sarung (tinju) berwarna merah. Dia memakai (baju) batik Indonesia, berseluar hitam dan kasut berkilat warna perang.

Saya masih ingat dan saya menceritakannya secara terperinci di mahkamah. Dan kerana (kain penutup mata) terjatuh, saya terkejut dan dia juga terkejut kerana saya dapat mengenalinya dan dia terus beredar, begitu juga dengan semua pegawai lain yang turut beredar dari situ kerana tidak mahu mereka dikenali.

Kemudian mereka pusing saya menghala ke dinding dan sekali lagi menutup mata dan saya terus dibelasah hingga tidak sedarkan diri. Apabila saya sedar semula, waktunya masih belum jam 4 pagi. Mereka mengarah saya pergi ke bilik lain yang hawa dingin dibuka dengan kuat. Saya masih bertelanjang dan badan saya sakit akibat dipukul. Penghawa dingin itu terletak di tengah-tengah bilik dan setiap beberapa minit mereka mencurah air sejuk ke kepala saya.

Dalam keadaan anda telah diseksa dan cedera, dicurahkan pula dengan air sejuk dan saya menggeletar kesejukan. Mereka bertanya sama ada saya sejuk dan saya menjawab iya dan mereka akan mencurah lebih banyak lagi air sehingga kira-kira jam 4.30 pagi. Mereka kemudian berhenti dan tidak lagi bertanya sebarang soalan.

Semasa diseksa mereka, Borhan bertanya kepada saya sama ada saya dahaga dan saya menjawab "tentulah dahaga". Kemudian secara tiba-tiba seseorang memegang saya dari belakang dan seorang lagi menggunakan jarinya untuk membuka mulut saya seluas-luasnya. Mereka kemudiannya menuang cecair yang rasanya hanyir dan kotor, ke dalam mulut saya. Ia adalah air kencing dan mereka memberitahu saya ia adalah air kencing. Air kencing mereka, bukan air kencing saya. Mereka bergilir-gilir kencing dan secara paksa menuang kira-kira dua tin air kencing mereka.

Bila mereka bertanya sama ada saya lapar atau tidak, saya jawab "Tentulah saya lapar". Borhan meminta pegawainya menyediakan tahi anjing untuk saya. Ia dekat dengan mulut saya, saya dapat menghidu baunya.

Dan dia mengugut saya yang dia akan menggunakan penyuntik yang mengandungi virus HIV dan menyuntiknya ke badan saya kerana saya telah berkata kepadanya "Lebih baik awak bunuh saya. Apa gunanya? Apa yang awak cuba buktikan? Apa yang awak buat di sini? Mengapa awak begitu kejam," saya bertanya kepada mereka (Dia berkata) "Oh awak mahu mati, oh jadi kita akan bunuh awak secara perlahan-lahan, kita akan masukkan virus HIV ke badan awak". Tentulah mereka tidak melakukannya.

Dan kemudiannya selepas kira-kira jam 5 pagi, mereka berhenti membelasah saya. Saya rasa mereka juga keletihan dan pulang ke rumah. Pada 26 September, pada waktu tengahari, saya dibawa ke Bukit Aman dan dimasukkan ke tempat kurungan dan hanya dapat melihat matahari pada hari ke-28 penahanan saya.

Maka, jika anda bertanyakan perasaan saya mengenainya, (ia) sangat kejam dan tidak berperi kemanusiaan. (Polis) bukan manusia. Saya rasa binatang ada rasa belas kasihan. Malah anjing pun kenal tuannya dan tidak menggigit orang lain. Mereka lebih terusk daripada anjing.

Jika orang kata mereka adalah anjing kerajaan, saya rasa pada m masa itu, mereka lebih teruk daripada anjing.

Bagaimanakah anda dilayan di sana (di Bukit Aman)?

Saya tidak dibenarkan menghubungi sesiapa.

Beberapa hari kemudiannya sebelum hari ke-28 (dalam tahanan) , mereka bertanya sama ada saya mahu berjumpa dengan keluarga saya. Sudah tentulah, sebelum berjumpa dengan keluarga, mereka akan mengatur satu sesi khas supaya saya tidak menceritakan apa-apa tentang apa yang terjadi pada diri saya, supaya tidak membayangkan yang saya telah diseksa dan supaya menunjukkan kepada keluarga saya yang semuanya ok dan supaya meyakinkan keluarga saya supaya (tidak memfailkan) permohonan habeas corpus atau saya tidak akan dibebaskan.

Dan saya memberitahu pegawai penyiasat saya di Bukit Aman bahawa saya telah diseksa di IPK dan saya mahu membuat laporan polis terhadap Borhan, mereka berkata, "Tidak, kamu tidak perlu berbuat demikian - kami telah mengambil tindakan terhadap Borhan". Sedangkan ianya tidak benar.

Saya tidak diberi peluang untuk membuat laporan, tidak diberi peluang untuk bertemu peguam saya, tidak dapat hubungi keluarga dan saya hanya diberi rawatan perubatan beberapa hari kemudiannya di Bukit Aman. Saya memberitahu doktor dan beliau memeriksa saya dan ia disahkan dalam laporan perubatan mengenai lebam-lebam di kaki kiri, kaki kanan, di bahagian perut dan terdapat kecederaan.

Saya mengadu kepada Dr Vasantha Ponniah mengenai apa yang berlaku terhadap diri saya dan beliau telah memberi keterangan di mahkamah mengenai keadaan saya berdasarkan kepada kecederaan pada diri saya.

Metodologi cawangan khas ialah memberi layanan paling keras pada hari pertama sebagai satu ingatan kepada tahanan bahawa mereka akan berdepan dengan keadaan yang lebih teruk lagi sekiranya gagal memberi kerjasama. Ia lebih berbentuk psikologi.

Dan sudah tentulah di Bukit Aman, ia telahpun diinstitusi dari segi bagaimana mereka mengendalikan tahanan. Saya dimasukkan ke dalam bilik kurungan seorang diri, tiada cahaya matahari, saya tidak tahu sama ada ianya pagi, saya tidak tahu langsung.

Pada hari ke-28, ketika dikunjungi keluarga semasa saya dibawa dari Bukit Aman ke IPM, saya begitu menghargai cahaya matahari, ianya amat indah sekali. Cukup indah.

Bagaimanakan anda disoalsiasat?

Saya disoalsiasat selama 17 hari di tingkat tiga bangunan tersebut. Mereka bertanya soalan dari pagi, tengahari, petang, sehingga malam, dan kadang-kadang hingga lewat malam. Pada satu ketika apabila mereka tidak puas hati dengan apa yang berlaku di luar di mana orang ramai masih berkumpul di Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (dan) di Kampung Baru, mereka tidak senang lalu, memanggil saya lewat malam untuk disoalsiasat hingga awal pagi.

Sewaktu disoalsiasat oleh pegawai Bukit Aman, soalan-soalan yang mereka tanya setiap hari, soalan mengenai gerakan reformasi, mengenai Anwar Ibrahim, hubungannya dengan orang ini dan orang itu.

Kemudian Nurul Izzah menemui (Presiden Filipina ketika itu, Joseph) Estrada di Filipina dan (bekas Setiausaha Negara Amerika) Madeline Albright. Saya berada di dalam dan semua itu berlaku di luar sana, dan mereka bertanya mengenai Gerak yang ditubuhkan, dan mengenai pembaharuan politik, mengenai PAS, mengenai sama ada ISA patut dimansuhkan atau tidak.

Saya rasa tidak perlu anda menangkap saya di bawah ISA untuk bertanya soalan-soalan tersebut. Mereka menafikan saya peralatan yang ada sekiranya mereka dapati saya tidak bekerjasama sepenuhnya. (Mereka akan) mengambil balik tilam atau bantal.

Selepas dikunjungi keluarga, mereka bagi tahu saya yang saya hanya akan ditahan selama sebulan dan mereka akan membebaskan saya. (Mereka kata) jika saya tidak diberi perakuan untuk dibebaskan, maka mereka akan melanjutkan tahanan dan ianya berterusan sehingga hari ke-57.

Ada juga hari-hari di mana mereka tidak berbuat apa-apa. Mereka akan menghantar makanan dan pada masa itu, saya mendapat makanan, ia seperti nasi bungkus bersama ikan yang berulat. Itu bermakna, ianya dilakukan dengan sengaja. Maksud saya kami adalah tahanan dan makanan ini sepatutnya disediakan oleh kerajaan dan ini bermakna negara menyediakan makanan busuk kepada saya.

Apa yang berlaku selepas anda dibebaskan?

Saya dibebaskan pada 21 November dan tertakluk kepada pengawasan cawangan khas yang memantau aktiviti-aktiviti saya.

Saya perlu melaporkan kepada mereka dan malah mereka mengugut bahawa saya boleh ditangkap semula, saya mesti bekerjasama dengan mereka dan psikologinya ialah mereka mempunyai kuasa untuk menangkap saya semula. Jadi, wujud rasa takut yang saya akan ditangkap semula. Saya mengambil masa yang lama untuk mengembalikan kekuatan dan keberanian untuk membuat laporan polis dan saya membuat keputusan tersebut pada bulan Mac (1999).

Apa yang mempengaruhi saya adalah apabila kerajaan mengambil keputusan untuk menubuhkan Suruhanjaya Diraja (untuk menyiasat kes mata lebam Anwar) apabila kita membaca mengenai testimoni oleh Dr Vasantha Ponniah. Kemudian saya teringat, "Baiklah, itulah wanita yang merawat saya". Jadi, saya ingat adalah sedikit bantuan.

Saya ingat dengan penubuhan Suruhanjaya Diraja itu, akan wujud ruang untuk membuat aduan. Sejak dari itu, semasa saya disoalbalas di mahkamah, mereka bertanya kepada saya mengapa saya mengambil masa yang begitu lama.
Ini bukanlah satu kemalangan jalanraya. Ini adalah sesuatu di mana anda telah diseksa. Anda perlu untuk membina semula keberanian.

Adakah anda takut? Adakah anda pernah berasa seperti telah putus asa?

Saya cuba supaya tidak kelihatan takut walaupun (sebenarnya) saya amat takut sekali.

Saya rasa (anggota) cawangan khas berada di mana-mana sahaja. (Saya rasa) terancam tetapi untuk pulih semula, anda perlu berjumpa dengan orang, anda perlu bercakap dengan orang. Lama kelamaan, saya mula menceritakan kepada orang apa yang berlaku ketika dalam tahanan.

Mereka amat terkejut. Kemudian rakan-rakan telah meyakinkan saya untuk bercakap mengenainya dan pada bulan Februari saya menceritakan pengalaman tersebut dalam satu majlis anjuran Gerak (Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia untuk Keadilan) oleh (bekas Presiden PAS) Datuk Fadzil Noor di Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Kuala Lumpur-Selangor pada Februari 1999.

Saya memperolehi semula keberanian saya. Dan anda perlu faham bahawa anda boleh dituduh membuat laporan palsu. Saya terpaksa menyediakan laporan polis yang panjang dan begitu terperinci serta satu afidavit untuk memfail saman sivil.

Bagaimanapun perasaan keluarga anda mengenai semua itu?

Mereka sudah biasa yang apa saya lakukan. Mereka menyokong aktiviti-aktiviti saya. Malah, isteri dan anak-anak saya sudah tahu mengenai keazaman saya untuk melaporkan aktiviti-aktiviti demi hak rakyat, aktiviti politik dan aktiviti sosial.

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