Both are shocking events but the ISA arrests affect us more directly as it seems the Minister on Internal Security has unparalleled powers under the draconian ISA to basically get anyone arrested and then be detained indefinitely at his convenience.
You can read about the ISA arrests in this article from malaysiakini ISA crackdown as opposition bids to seize power . How can a government make use of ISA laws in order to prevent a vote of "no confidence"?
The arrest of the journalist is really unjustified. It suggests that the authorities want reporters to write only about the good things they do.
But the photo from the Star gives us some hope. You notice that the gathering is multi-racial and with different age groups. Most of all, it was a PEACEFUL gathering. We Shall OVERCOME. (Please listen to Joan Baez in my earlier post)