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.