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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Free Manoharan

Today's blog article is dedicated to Saudara Manoharan.

Manoharan, the DAP candidate for Kota Alam Shah state assemblyman convincingly won the last general election with a majority of 7,184. He obtained 12,699 votes. With such a margin, Kota Alam Shah have spoken very loud and clear that they are demanding that Manoharan be freed and that the ISA should be abolished.

DAP fielding him as a candidate is symbolic. It speaks of courage culminated with the idea of change. A good choice of candidate who is not only principled and courageous but at the same time embodied humanity and integrity.

Manoharan did no wrong as such detaining him under the ISA without giving him the right to be heard is not only unfair but evil. Why is the government so afraid? Continuing detaining Manoharan is affront to common sense, justice and fair play.

As such I appeal to Najib's administration in particularly the Homa Affiar Minister, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin to free him so that he can serve his constituent. More over, the Prime Minister in his addressed to the nation recently admitted the hiccups in the ISA and the need for an overhauling and reviewing of the archaic ISA. As such the Minister should take immediate steps to remedy the defect and release all detainees including Manoharan as the ISA has become more irrelevant.

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