The latest victim of ISA, Ms Cheng Lee Whee of SUARAM J.B was released after 19 hours in a police lock-up.
These are the cronology of the released.
- Ms Cheng was arrested shortly after lodging a report upon police abuse in the issue of eviction squatter of Kg Plentong.
- Ms Cheng then was allowed to the access of a lawyer, immediately after her arrest.
- The magistrate rejected a police remand for four more days in detention because the Cheng's lawyer argued on the grounds that Cheng has been cooperating with the police.
- She was released after 19 hours in detention.
Poor Miss Cheng, for being the victim of ISA staged drama. Why?
"...wrong perception of ISA..."
"People have wrong perception of the whole act that allow detetion without trial, but section 28 of ISA is different! This section, does not empower the police to detain without trial. The victims can get access to lawyers and will be charge in court within 24 hours" said Mokhtar, Johor Police Chief.
"The police will make a press release as soon as possible so that people wont get wrong impression and perception of this ISA" Mokhtar further revealed.( Quoted from Malaysiakini report)
So, this is the real business in the latest arrest!!! The detention was just to show that not all parts of ISA is cruel. The ISA authority tried to divert the peoples attention ISA-Detaine Without Trial to this ISA-soft and humanity act....
Anyway, dont forget, RPK, the Hindraf and the 6 Year detainees, they were detained under Section 73 and followed by section 8 of ISA.They are still haunting the Home Minister and his friends.... and keep haunting...when to charge them in court??
Note: A poster of 6 Kempen Bebaskan Tahanan 6 Tahun ISA.