Friday, May 18, 2007

"Fainted": Pak Lah's Administration and Heavy Sedition Act on Bloggers

I have to make a HIGHLIGHT from an article in Malaysia Today "LKY: Govt can't go after bloggers unless they break the law" :
.... bloggers posting wrong information about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who was hit by heat exhaustion on Sunday.

The original incident happened in Perak. He came to close the BNBBC community programme. Pak Lah said he is going to use Sedition Act for the word "FAINTED" as reported by a blogger.

Link: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/printable.php?id=261686

Is he saying a person (that's himself) who looks dazed, feel dizzy, losing balance, and had to be held by people around him is not "FAINTING"? He was probably right. He can only be considered "FAINTED" if he was rendered unconscious. As for the other descriptions, it looks like he is on the verge of getting there (almost but did not 'reach').

I mean, seriously, does he have to use Sedition Act for such a matter?

Surprised that he did not use Internal Security Act or Emergency Ordinance Act. Detention without trial. 'Tangkap tanpa bicara' instead. ISA is commonly used on people who speak up.

Let's analyse what does 'Sedition' mean?
Link: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rebellion

1) The organized incitement of rebellion or civil disorder against authority or the state.
2) Insurrection or rebellion

Is Pak Lah saying that if we consider him as "FAINTED" although there were symptoms, that would mean we are having a "REBELLION" against Malaysia? That is why he is using the Sedition Act?

Now, what is "REBELLION"?
Link: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rebellion

1) ARMED Resistance to an established government or ruler.

Sheesh.... Did the blogger use some Arms against Pak Lah? I mean like 'Bazookas', 'Machine Guns' or 'Grenades'?

Despite "feeling dizzy, losing balance, almost collapsed and had to be held by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali and BNBBC acting chairman Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar", he has not "FAINTED" but had to use Sedition Act.

All I know is Pak Lah go for ECG, High Blood Pressure check, Blood Test after the blogger mentioned or in Pak Lah's words "misinformed" using the word "FAINTED".

Strange, really strange.

Yes, that is what the only thing the blogger did. He said "FAINTED" but he did not use a "BAZOOKA". Let's Overreact, shall we?

Pak Lah, I am not very sure about your intentions, but I hope there is no element of "INTIMIDATION" involved (I am not sure). Be rest assured, I am certainly SHOCKED by the usage of the Act!

However, be informed that I will keep on writing despite that. I am more AFRAID that my country will be "SOLD OUT" and of CORRUPTION instead.

Bloggers, BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID.
But...
Keep on "Battling with Words" dear Cyber-Warriors. Keep on Writing.

2 comments:

shag said...

Bapak Lah probably got his repressive government laws confused. Mistook his ISA for his Sedition act when he should be threating the blogger with the OSA.

Afterall, from the PM's point of view, the Sedition act, ISA & EO are the same, its a law that can gives the executive unlimited scope to imprison someone virtually without restriction.

mob1900 said...

The only word which will trigger another 'Faint-like'(have to be careful here) response from Bedol is the word: GENERAL ELECTION.