Since yesterday, my cellphone was showered by calls from the Pakatan Rakyat MPs, anti-ISA supporters, reporters and close friends.Their question was quite stereotype.... "your husband released?" something which was very hard for me to answer....
I suspect, this is part of the impact by the released of Yazid Suffat and other ISA detainees. Many journalist tried to contact Yazid and his wife for some comments over the released, but they refused to give cooperation and in the end,they(the journalists) had to get my comments on behalf of the couple.
"The number decreased from 70 to 46 since I took the post" said Hamid Albar proudly when asked the latest statistic of the ISA detainees. I smiled at this"stupid "remark.I understand, Hamid Albar wanted to say ,during his time as the Home Minister, he is better off than Pak Lah (who let go the post of Home Minister after GE12).I could smell, Hamid Albar also tried to paint that ISA is "good and still relevant" to the people!!!
I'm not that old to forget how Hamid Albar began his job as a Home Minister by renewing the detentions of accused Jemaah Islamiyyah,Darul Islam , Agent Perisik Asing, Counterfeiting and others since April to July this year.GMI has all the records.
Just to share ,the anti-ISA campaign was launched in March 2008 , it mount up and heightened when Hamid Albar "made mistakes" by arresting RPK, YB Teresa and Miss Tan of Sin Chew!!!This is the era when rakyats from all walks of life began to realised the draconian of this ISA and their hatred to this act take place in forms of Vigils, public forums and demonstrations.
Actually, the resistance to ISA from rakyat , made the Home Ministry let those poor ISA detainees, released from that damn hell hole of Kem Kamunting.What is so special about the released of Yazid? It is surely the victory of the persistent and continuous Kempen Bebaskan Tahanan 6 Tahun ISA which is widely supported by the Malaysian who always say No To ISA!!!
Please...lah.Dont fooled us the brave Malaysians.!!!