The prompt release of Tan Hoon Cheng, the Sin Chew journalist, is a victory of sort for the people of Malaysia.
Now the government is trying to find a way out by saying that she is detained under ISA to protect her against certain threat.
This reminds me of those goons that ask for protection money from business owners to protect thier businesses.
Well, politicians can be very naive. They behave sometimes like the ostrich that bury its head in the sand… By doing so, the ostrich thought no one will be able to see it.
Malaysian Insider gave an inside news that politicians and government officials have been pressuring the PM to release the reporter. TO release her in less than 24 hours is a victory for the civil society; but work is not done yet. There are still RPK and Teresa Kok.
We must therefore keep the pressure on our MPs and DUns and NGO leaders to continue voicing out. Members of political parties, continue to voice out to your leaders; so that they in turn can pressure the PM.
The threat to the reporter apparently dissipated within a short time. And we must also thank the govenrment for protecting her by putting her inside a lock up and sleep on concrete floor. (Malay sianinsider report) Jail is indeed the safest place to protect a person.