Sunday, September 14, 2008

malaysiakini Post Shows Some UMNO Leaders Can Still Think Straight

OK I know many of you might get upset with this headline after the use of ISA on the 3 Malaysians but let us not condemn all UMNO leaders as some of them still can think and speak rationally and make the correct decisions.

According to this malaysiakini article Law minister threatens to quit over ISA,the Law Minister has stated his opinion on the use of the ISA.
This kind of statement is much better than the one by the other minister in Singapore where the Prime Minister was asked to leave.

That must be the first time in history where a minister has the nerve to ask his PM to resign and then stay on in office as if he had just mentioned the weather forecast.

It seems a few UMNO leaders were not happy over the liberal use of the ISA and were able to persuade the PM to get the reporter released. Although the damage has been to public confidence in the government, it shows that UMNO still has some leaders who may be able to lead the party with a less extreme posturing in the future.

Perhaps it will soon be time for such moderate leaders to form a new multi-racial party with other BN leaders with similar ideals. Let's face the scenario for the next General Elections - I think race based political parties will be decimated in the next elections.

2 comments:

arifabdull said...

Jom lakukan HARTAL untuk selamatkan negara tercinta ini.
BEBASKAN SEMUA TAHANAN ISA SEKARANG!
MANSUHKAN ISA SEKARANG!



Let's do HARTAL for our beloved country.

FREE ALL ISA DETAINEES NOW!
ABOLISH ISA NOW!

david said...

This year nominees for OSCAR are :

1. Minister of Baldy
TITLE :
She was arrested and detained under ISA for her safety.

2. Minister of Baldy
TITLE :
Minister Syed BOTAK Hamid Albar - reporter Tan Hoon Cheng was also to be blamed for the public furore over the ‘Chinese squatter’ remark ("excuse, i must quote this or i might get sued for my earlier comment, he...he...").

3. Minister of Debate Shabery
TITLE :
Polis mesti perjelas penahanan wartawan.
(quote : Menteri Penerangan itu berkata, adalah lebih baik sekiranya polis dapat memberi penjelasan mengenai penahanan wartawan Sin Chew Daily, Tan Hoon Cheng, dan bukannya ahli politik yang memberikan pelbagai ulasan mengenainya).

DRUM ROLL .........

and the winners are "we have joint winner for this award, surprise, surprise !!!"

Ahmad MAMAK and Toyol Sumatra.

ROUND OF APPLAUSE for our winners.