Syed Hamid Albar must think we, Malaysians are idiots or is he really an idiot ?
Sin Chew reporter, Tan Hoon Cheng was detained under the ISA for her own safety, according to our very own official Court Jester, Syed Hamid Albar.
Malaysia is such an altrustic state that it uses a draconian law the Internal Security Act, which provides detention without trial to provide "protection" to a journalist.
As we're all in a comedic mood here, please allow me to chime in with some gems. I must admit Malaysians do have some sense of humour (gathered from various sources)
1. In an immediate response, a housewife who has been in debt with Ah Loong (Malaysia money lenders or loan sharks) has applied to the Malaysian Home Minister that she would like to be arrested as soon as possible under ISA.
2. Kevin Rudd is sending an emissary to Malaysia next week, to work with the Malaysian Police, the Malaysian Home Minister and the Malaysian Prime Minister to see how the law could be interpreted in Australia. HE will be pushing his law makers to pass a new law similar to Malaysia that will allow Australians to be detained by the police if they feel threatened by Italian mafia, Chinese gangsters, and all other undesirables.
3. In Singapore, an accountant asked the Singapore government to introduce this new law soon, so that innocent people could find protection from the undesirables.
4. In another breaking news, next to be arrested under the ISA is Miss Tan's mother who bought vegetables at the Bukit Mertajam market during the Ramadan period as the wet market was alledged to have become very slippery. She is expected to be arrested at her home after coming home from the market for her own safety under the Internal Security Act.
5. The Malaysian police's ability to nullify a threat to Miss Tan's life within 20 hours has won accolades throughout the world. FBI, CIA, Mossad and MI-6 will be sending their crack team to Malaysia for intensive field training.
Also another first in the world, an Office of the Court Jester has been officiated in Malaysia. This is the first office of it's kind, East of the Suez Canal.