Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sidek Kamiso's over-overzealous arrest


Updated: 
Ex-journo walks as cops fail to seek remand over Haron Din's tweet - The MalayMail Online, 21/9/16  ... 



Original article

KL, Tues 20/9/16: The media described Sidek Kamiso as "former journalist" but the great Pak Samad told me that once a journalist, always a journalist. Even more true these days when we don't think twice about calling accountants, rapists, and human rights activists "citizen journalists". You wouldn't call someone a "former citizen journalist", would you? Not that I think Sidek should be given special treatment because he's an ex-journalist of The Star. If he had committed a serious crime, go after him like you'd go after Batang Kali. But Sidek's only "sin" were his tweets about the passing of Tok Guru Haron Din that some found disrespectful of the revered man. Hardly something that called for his arrest at his home at 4.30 in the morning, or bundling him away for questioning 300km away in Johor Baru! [Ex-journo arrested, accused of insulting Islam  -FMT 19/9/1] 
They took Pak Samad away from his home during the wee hours, too, and then incarcerated him for 5 years under the Internal Security Act. But that was 40 long years ago. Don't take us back to those dark ages, IGP.

Read also:
Arrest warrant for Sidek Kamiso unnecessary, FMT 19/9/16
Laywer rebut IGP on "no warrant needed" to arrest Sidek, Mkini 20/9/16


4 comments:

xnakdedak said...


Hensum,

I am in 100% agreement with you on this one.

Park the political motivations aside, there was really no need to mistreat this man.

"Hardly something that called for his arrest at his home at 4.30 in the morning, or bundling him away for questioning 300km away in Johor Baru."

Exactly.

Not a victory for either common sense or for PDRM's image.

RD. said...

I've long... had the feeling that the government, especially the Police, dare only to take drastic action against the Malays. Memali was the best example... i.e... to diffuse and to deflect media attention away from communal antagonism, then.

Wonder why the Police did not do a Sidek Kamiso's on Jeff Ooi?

Anyway... when was 'air-jampi' being associated with Islam or Prophet Muhammad SAW?

xnakdedak said...


"Former journalist Sidek Kamiso revealed the police tried to provoke him by asking about his religious beliefs and political leanings after arresting him on Monday.

This was one of the challenges he had to endure when the police came to arrest him, he said.

"They asked me whether I changed my mazhab (Islamic school of thought)... whether I voted for this party, and this and that.

"They asked all kinds of questions to rile me up."

Dark days indeed.

xnakdedak said...


http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/bahasa/2016/09/21/masih-berpantang-ratu-naga-dibawa-ke-balai-tengah-malam/

5 cops at midnight to harass one unarmed woman in post-natal confinement.

Who approved this?

Why?