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G14: Tiga Pemimpin Ditangkap ISA
By Kapal Berita
11/4/2001 6:23 am Wed
Tian Chua, Haji Shaari Sungip dan Hishamuddin Rais telah
ditangkap dibawah akta ISA lewat petang tadi. Ini dipercayai
untuk menggagalkan perhimpunan Gelita 14 (Black 14) pada
April 14 nanti yang bakal diadakan diluar pejabat SUHAKAM
di Menara Pernas, Jalan Raja Laut. Gelita 14 adalah lebaran
hitam dalam sejarah Malaysia kerana ia hari dimana Anwar
dijatuhkan hukuman enam tahun penjara.
Penangkapan ini bermakna Mahathir cukup gentar dengan kebangkitan rakyat yang semakin meningkat sejak akhir-akhir. Ada beberapa sebab untuk beliau menggeletar:
Dan banyak lagi masalah sehingga Mahathir sendiri mengaku ketika
memaki MTUC kerana mahu berpiket bulan Mei nanti. Mungkin masalah
dengan Daim sahaja sudah memeningkan kepala. Sepatutnya Mahathir
sedar semua masalah ini akan tiada jika beliau berundur segera.
Malangnya dia mahu bekerja sampai mati pula......
Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Three arrested under the
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Parti Keadilan Nasional leaders
and a social activist were arrested under the Internal
Security Act on Tuesday ahead of a planned rally to
mark the second anniversary of Datuk Seri Anwar
Ibrahim's jailing for corruption.
They were party vice-president Tian Chua, supreme
council member Haji Shaari Sungip and controversial
filmmaker-social activist Hishamuddin Rais.
Tian was picked up at around 5pm at his office in Lucky
Garden in Bangsar while Hishamuddin was arrested at
his Bangsar Utama office.
Shaari, the Jemaah Islah Malaysia president, was
arrested at his Ampang house at 5.30pm.
It is not clear whether there will be more arrests.
The rally, to be held outside the Human Rights
Commission of Malaysia office in Jalan Raja Laut, is to
mark the two years after Anwar was sentenced to six
years' imprisonment for corruption.
The former deputy prime minister was subsequently
sentenced to another nine years' jail for s###my.
Keadilan deputy president Dr Chandra Muzaffar said he
was informed of the three arrests but Inspector-General
of Police Tan Sri Norian Mai could not be reached for
In Parliament, Home Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah
Ahmad Badawi offered no explanation for the arrest of
''I have no information at this moment. So I can't give
you any answer,'' he told Mahfuz Omar (PAS - Pokok
Sena) while replying to points raised on the Third
Outline Perspective Plan.
Mahfuz told Parliament that Chua had been been
arrested in his office under the ISA.
Last year, three Keadilan leaders, Mohd Ezam Mohd
Noor, Ruslan Kassim and N. Gobalakhrisnan, were
arrested for a similar first anniversary gathering.
The protest, which was to commence at the city's main
mosque and culminate in a march to the Agong's
palace, ended in a melee of clashes as baton-wielding
riot police backed by water cannon chased hundreds of
demonstrators across busy downtown streets.
Dozens of protesters were eventually arrested and
charged in court with illegal assembly.
In 1998, Shaari was arrested under the ISA for activities
which could threaten national security.
According to AFP, Benjamin Hasbie, the federal police
press spokesman, said he was unaware of the arrests.
Mahathir leadership under fire
Senior figures within Malaysia's ruling UMNO Party are questioning
the leadership of Prime Minister Mahathir.
The criticism has been triggered by UMNO's failure to retain the
support of Malay voters.
Two and a half years ago Anwar Ibrahim was sacked as Deputy
Prime Minister shortly after he openly suggested that UMNO under
Prime Minister Mahathir had to change.
Ever since UMNO lost the majority of Malay votes during the 1999
election and in subsequent by-elections such criticisms have been
A recent Malay rights forum openly accused the leadership of
UMNO of being out of touch.
Now an UMNO supreme council member, Shahrir Samad has told
the ABC that Mahathir will become a liability if he does not change.
Another UMNO figure said that the party's senior leadership could
be in jeopardy if it failed to adjust to the growing demands of the
Another UMNO figure said that the party's senior leadership could be in jeopardy if it failed to adjust to the growing demands of the Malaysian electorate.