And why it should go. The OSA is unconstitutional.It violates international human rights. In its current form, it allows for a government to administer this country covertly and in defiance of the accountability and transparency that is crucial to democratic process. It runs counter to the promises of transparency and accountability of the current administration under Abdullah Badawi.
These are not just Malik Imtiaz's views. Read why the top human rights' lawyer is concerned with the arrest and detention of Nathaniel Tan and learn a bit more about OSA [Concern for Nathaniel Tan, Disquiet].
The first time I heard of OSA was when the government arrested Sabry Sharif in the Eighties for an article he wrote in the NST. The journalist was alleged to have in his possession sensitive documents related to a government contract to buy submarines. The NST fought tooth and nail against the OSA then. In Nat's case, it has not written a word.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
What you need to know about OSA
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I started blogging the day Rocky and Jeff were arrested. That was my tipping point. As a part of my initial start I had to do some research on OSA and I found some interesting stuff about it, like Malaysia has fully ratified the universal declaration of human rights which guarantees freedom of expression under specific terms.ReplyDelete
Please click here OSA to read the whole article
Rocky, thanks for allowing me to post this.
From MindSpring. (Sorry I have to use anonymous as Blogger keeps rejecting my log in)
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The closet of our dreams
You are fried before you could taste
Lock you putting oil to bubble
Shake you till you cry
In the dark realm of reality
You never know the light of day
The people who run the show
Throwing out trauma
Don’t they have conscious?
Our PM he hasn’t known the truth
He changes his mind when someone told him so
The secrets shall not be known
Whoever has it should be condemned
Before even a charge can be read
This is OSA
Some shadows over our heads
Federal Constitution is Supreme Law in the country
Reality is we aren’t getting it our way
We have been dragged, cajoled, submitted, and humiliated
In every aspect of our living days
Yet this is Malaysia
A country truly Asia
Yet we can’t progress globally
Of secrets hide behind OSA
Progressive government must cancelled laws
Hindering and limiting citizen right to say
When freedom is truly free
We will win a Nobel Prize one day
Konsert sambut bini Paklah sedang berlangsung di Sri Perdana sekarang. Kabarnya RM4juta wang rakyat dibelanjakan untuk konsert yang kononnys sempena sambut merdeka dan digelar "Simfoni Putrajaya".ReplyDelete
This administration has lost its credibility to govern. all this talk about anti-corruption, freer society and transparency remains a talk only. afterall, how can they be transparent when transparency is the ultimate enemy of corruption.ReplyDelete
How convenient OSA
A stamp of "purity" for crooks ...
We have incompetent idiots who are useless to the nation, its people and religion. what do you expect? time to stand up be counted.ReplyDelete
'Konsert sambut bini Paklah sedang berlangsung di Sri Perdana sekarang. Kabarnya RM4juta wang rakyat dibelanjakan untuk konsert yang kononnys sempena sambut merdeka dan digelar "Simfoni Putrajaya". 'ReplyDelete
TOKSAH CAKAP BANYAK,BUAT JE CAM AKU PANGKAH PAS.
"TOKSAH CAKAP BANYAK,BUAT JE CAM AKU PANGKAH PAS."ReplyDelete
Problem is I hate wearing a towel on my head and I want to drive a car, not ride a camel.
What is absurd about the OSA in current form is that anything can be deemed to be an Official Secret.ReplyDelete
The OSA can stay IF whatever is supposed to be rahsia is marked as an Official Secret at the time of its creation. Whatever is not should then be outside the purview of the OSA.