KEADILAN condemns today’s arrest of KEADILAN Vice President Tian Chua, PAS’ Tamrin Ghafar and Asalkan Bukan UMNO Chairperson Haris Ibrahim under the Sedition Act.
This is further proof that the administration of Datuk Seri Najib Razak is still stuck to more of the same old UMNO-BN policies.
Last year, Najib has said that there will be a National Harmony Act to replace draconian act, yet the colonial Sedition Act remains. His talk of a national reconciliation after the recent elections also has proven to be meaningless. This is also a bad sign for the new regime of Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zahid Hamidi and Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
The latest arrest follows the charge against me under the Peaceful Assembly Act and the arrest of student activist Adam Adli under the Sedition Act.
Ironically, many UMNO-BN leaders and their mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia continue to fan racial remarks yet no action are taken against them while other figures who speak out for democracy are being victimised. This shows the utter hypocrisy of Najib’s administration.
KEADILAN calls for the immediate release of Tian Chua, Tamrin and Haris and a stop to the politically-motivated prosecution of Pakatan and NGO activists.