Teresa Kok released

1.20pm . Just received news that Teresa Kok was released from ISA.

more news to come.

Update at 2pm  Confirmed that Teresa Kok was released. This is from Malaysiakini:

DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was released at 1pm today, after being held under the Internal Security Act for a week, revealed her lawyer Sankara Nair.

At press time, she was at the Jalan Travers police station waiting for her release documents to be processed, he told Malaysiakini.

Teresa walked out from the police station at 1.40pm along with Sankara and her personal aide, Mandy Ooi.

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She will be holding a press conference at 3.30pm at the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

Minutes after the 43-year-old IT-savvy and affable politician did on her release was to update her social networking Facebook account.

She posted a Facebook entry at 1.35pm that “Teresa sings ‘Honey, I’m home, I’ve had a hard day, pour me a cold one da da da…”, which immediately attracted comments welcoming her release.

There is however, no news of RPK.

Hopefully RPK will be released soon.


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Uncle
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 13:44:17

    God bless Malaysia!

    the star on-line reported

    Friday September 19, 2008 MYT 1:29:54 PM

    Teresa Kok released from ISA detention

    KUALA LUMPUR: Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was released from detention under the Internal Security Act at about 1pm on Friday, her lawyer Sankara Nair said.

    He said she had called him and he was now on the way to the Jalan Travers police station here to meet her.


  2. hostage88
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 13:49:02

    1st moral victory, Doc.

    Now for release of RPK.



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  4. humbleforest
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 14:03:12

    If the release of Teresa Kok is true, then we should be happy that the Government is listening to the voice of the people and they are also examining their mistakes.

    Let all the opposition people be calm in their rejoicing without any insulting remarks.

    Show a moral example for the ruling party to have the trust and respect for what you all are fighting in a compromising and peaceful action rather than a rough confrontation. That is the right way of a matured party.


  5. ZZtop
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 14:14:35

    Great to know Teresa was released today.
    It must be the effort of the PR/PAS/DAP and the rakyat that the government give way to fairness at last.

    Hope she take a good rest going out on the road again for the rakyat.


  6. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 14:27:09

    Congratulations to all right thinking Malaysians. Our next target is to get the release of RPK, Hindraf 5, other ISA prisoners and total throw the ISA into dustbin.

    ISA is not even fit for animal, what more for human.

    The thing is, damages already done to Umno and BN. This will take a long long time to restore their reputations.


  7. Dr Hsu
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 14:28:33

    during the ISA roundup, i wrote a posst asking people to be clam and pressure thier MPs and DUns and NGOs.


    This is an effort of all, including Pakatan and some BN politicians, to be fair.. people like Zaid Ibrahim whose resignation really rocked UMNO. They must have discussed it in UMNO supreme counsil yesterday along with succession plan. Pak Lah and Syed Hamid must have been told how unpopular these arrests were.

    Now apply more pressure , to their MPs and every NGOs, write to the press, write in blogs , to pressure for release of RPK.


  8. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 14:49:39

    Dr. Hsu,

    I sincerely hope your efforts would convince Gerakan to pull out from BN. After all, Gerakan was once a reputable and respectable multiracial ideology political party. It is just that they are in the wrong mix.

    As you said, square peg in the round hole.


  9. Scott Thong
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 14:55:50

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  11. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 15:10:16

    From what I read in Malaysia Today on the real story about 513, the so called Umno ‘Young Turks’ in collaboration of certain leaders betrayed Tunku Abdul Rahman that resulted in 513 and that event had forced our beloved Tunku to resign as Umno President and Prime Minister.

    Perhaps what we was happening in the last two weeks a repetition of what happened to Tunku. Very likely this is the case since some news indicated Pak Lah doesn’t aware the use of ISA.

    Come to think of these, Onn Jaafar, the grandfather of the keris waving Hishammudin, was right in suggesting Umno open its door for all other races which also resulting in his departure as Umno President.

    If, Umno accepted suggestion of Onn Jaafar there and then, maybe the scenario of what we encounter now is totally different, but for sure, Malaysia will be a much better one than now.

    One may be able to avoid man made laws, but definitely not Law of Karma.


  12. nick
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 15:47:24

    Ever since Teresa Kok’s incarceration by the most draconian and unjust law of the land, her reputation as one of the most hard-working assemblywoman and her “no-nonsense, call a spade-a-spade approach to issues” will win her more votes in the future. She is very popular. She is destined for higher post and she deserves it. Hey guys, she is still single…I am delighted on hearing this news of her sudden release. I am glad AAB is “listening” to his wife. By the way, go to this link from Aliran to see the names of the 66 persons held under ISA; http://www.aliran.com/oldsite/monthly/2001/3e.htm
    Teresa Kok was the only female prisoner of conscience until 1pm today. There are 65 persons left inside.


  13. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 16:22:48

    Dr. Hsu,

    As you said, to be fair to BN politicians also put in efforts which resulted in Teresa Kok release, but their efforts somehow were ‘overshadowed’ by the fact that they are still in BN.

    Are these signals indicating MCA and Gerakan managed to ‘change’ Umno’s mindset?


  14. Kenny Gan
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 16:39:17

    Refer to LimKitSiang’s blog, MCA ministers failed to bring up teresa Kok’s detention at the Cabinet meeting on Wed. despite calling for her release on Tuesday.

    This shows that the MCA is good at talking but is a coward at taking real action. They only talk to give a show to the electorate.

    What to expect of people who have been castrated?



  15. petestop
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 16:52:48

    Ya, I wait and see if any of the BN MPs claim this as a victory of their doing.

    Typical sandiwara, take you 3 steps backwards, then bring you 1 step forward and claim that the 1 step forward is “Satu Lagi Projek oleh Kerajaan Barisan Nasional”

    Information spread at light speed over Internet nowadays, these BN goons still think they can fool the Rakyat.


    Here, even if local protest is not enough, International protest will be louder.

    If BN wants to bring Malaysia to be a Pariah State…. let’s make sure we have a new govt by or before next GE.


  16. romerz
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 16:53:48

  17. cilipadi
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 17:09:15

    Fantastic petestop. Malaysia Today still can have articles posted even ‘Pete’ is ISAed.

    How to block or censor ‘freedom of thoughts’ in this internet era?

    Those in authorities must be ‘dinosaur’ in their own right.


  18. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 17:28:28

    It seems many ‘True Malaysians’ are there in us, just come across this comment in Malaysian Insider.

    Is Najib the answer?
    written by Concerned Mal, September 19, 2008
    Is UMNO running this country or is Barisan Nasional? Whilst the leadership qualities of our PM are questionable we wonder if Najib is the answer to our country’s woes:- Is he the right leader to stamp out corruption within the crony network? Is he capable to introducing economic reforms during this tenuous time of a global recession looming? Is he going to clean up the judiciary, police force and the Government? Does he believe in democracy, natural justice, freedom of speech and religion? Is he a man who will lead Malaysia for Malaysians? The concerned Malaysians are not just the Malays of this country. A true Malaysian must lead Malaysia to greater heights. He must be one who has the heart of all Malaysians as his own.



  19. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 17:54:18

    Dr. Hsu and all,

    The comment of Concerned Ma in Malaysian Insider as what I copied and pasted above in fact is very ‘real’ in our country.

    We can see, while Umno is in chaotic situation, it still put their emphasis in the so-called ‘power transition’ which I found this as ‘total disregard’ its so-called partners in BN as well as Rakyat as a whole.

    For Umno, their mentality is that Umno is government and government is Umno, that’s all, no arguement or whatsoever on that. Such attitude, to me, have caused them to ‘hold tight’ on their power at all cost, and at all expense, irregardless of Rakyat’s interest altogether.

    In fact, the position of PM, please allow me to speak my mind, by way of ‘Referendum’ of all Rakyat of legal age, and not just the ‘head’ of political party that won the most parliamentary seats. I personally hope this dream of mine can be a reality while I am still ‘alive’ as Malaysian. If not, maybe our future generation.

    “A true Malaysian must lead Malaysia to greater heights. He must be one who has the heart of all Malaysians as his own. ” I fully concurred with this statement of Concerned Mal.

    Bravo to you, Concerned Mal.


  20. Kenny Gan
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 19:54:19

    true malaysian,

    I’ve replied to you in the previous thread, “A punishment which is not a punishment”

    “A true Malaysian must lead Malaysia to greater heights. He must be one who has the heart of all Malaysians as his own. ”

    Unfortunately nobody in Umno satisfies this criteria. Only Anwar comes closest to this when he said, “Anak Melayu anak saya, anak cina anak saya, anak India anak saya.”

    Anwar is the first Malay leader who espouse a multi-racial platform. No Umno leader will touch this.


  21. jeff
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 21:19:08

    umno leader embrace multi- racial platform, then how can they be a “racist ” party? Racist means do not accept other races other than your own race as equal citizen of the land.


  22. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 21:52:21

    Kenny Gan,

    Perhaps Umno should take a back seat and learn how to be an opposition in Federal Govt.

    I am still of the view that a fresh GE is imminent to decide once and for all whether PR or BN has the mandate to form Federal Govt, while State Govt remains as status quo.

    Assuming that PR forming Federal Govt, we will see how ‘fair’ will be this govt in term of fund allocation to various State Govt under PR and BN.


  23. Kenny Gan
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 22:26:08

    true Malaysian,

    An early GE is not imminent unless Anwar really has enough MPs. The problem is, I don’t think he has.

    Like many others, I hope desperately that Anwar has the numbers although the signs point to a political bluff.

    Still, we may not have to wait another 4-4.5 years if Umno implodes from within or the coalition breaks up.


  24. A true Malaysian
    Sep 19, 2008 @ 22:38:04

    Yes Kenny, that is why Lim Kit Siang suggested :-

    “I call on the prime minister to reconsider, convene an emergency session of Parliament to resolve this issue once and for all, if Barisan Nasional has the majority he will continue to rule and Pakatan Rakyat will accept it, but if Pakatan Rakyat has the majority, let him announce that he will gracefully, orderly and democratically, effect a transition of power,”

    as what I read in The Malaysian Insider



  25. chauncey gardener
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 00:05:35

    Whether Teresa Kok was incarcerated for 1 week or 4 weeks, she should not have even been detained at all.

    Thus, I see nothing to celebrate upon her release – other than correcting a wrong. The facts are already laid for all to see and the known provocateurs are still at large.

    As for UMNO and the others in the BN, it will be interesting in future Malaysian politics if we have a two-party form – one which promotes a integrated multi-racial platform and the other with a divide-and-rule (hence non-integrated) platform.

    I am sure that there are supporters of both.

    And where will Gerakan fit in, if that is the case ?


  26. yh
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 00:10:21

    dr hsu

    never seen a worse hypocrite than your leader KTK. Just lkisten to what he said about this whle episode. you wanna puke at his response.
    thanks KTK for causing the demise of Gerakan.


  27. jason
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 00:41:51

    Obviously malaysia politic is still like a boy. such a action can be taken to block a opposition leader, it really unbelievable, is you tell a Ang Moh about this they will lough like hell on us. Please BN , if you realy want to be a good government ,please use some proper way to show u are capable to lead Malaysia LAh


  28. romerz
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 01:00:20

    Dr Hsu,

    Off topic but need to hijack your blog for some publicity on latest posting in my blog. 🙂


    If I may say so myself, politics as we are discussing here only reflects Malaysians from the peninsular.

    We have forgotten our Sarawakian brethen but it is not too late to make amends to them with our desire for a new Malaysia.


  29. chauncey gardener
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 04:31:35

    On a lighter note, this youtube parody is too funny not to be shared.


  30. Dr Hsu
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 10:06:45

    chauncey gardener,
    yes, the arrest is totally wrong. Just a show of might and abuse of power. Teresa has never said anything or done anything to threaten anyone.

    I also canot answer your question of where Gerakan fits into all these, except to say that Gerakan has always been an misfit , a square peg in a round hole, in BN. Except certain people hijack the ideology and force a square peg into a round hole, and thus the square peg is not functioning at all.

    I really feel ashamed when people asked me why gerakan is not doing anything and why Gerakan cannot be push UMNO to discipline someone who called a section of Malaysians Jews and so on…The punishment given out is not a punishment at all.

    How do these people face their conscience? or thei children? I really cannot answer.


  31. james loh
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 10:22:13

    am glad she is out..do wonder what about those rotting treated inhumanly without sense of human dignity. we cannot wait ..something must be done..perhaps people should walked en mass to their own respective law makers 1


  32. Kenny Gan
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 10:33:33

    Koh Tsu Koon is now claiming credit for Teresa’s release, saying that the PM had assured him that Teresa will not be held for longer than necessary.

    Please lah, KTK, I feel like puking in your face!


  33. Looking for Hockey players for TVC
    Sep 20, 2008 @ 12:12:34


    Hooray X 3, she is out !!!

    Shame, shame, shame on the BN goverment.

    Gerakan had alot of credible people walked thru’ her doors over the years. Leaving Gerakan should not compromise the principle of an individual. Ask Dr Toh.

    Party loyalty is an non issue here, as Doormat Koh had been hanging out with the bad hats of the neighborhood + i quote a wise man, “………..people hijack the ideology…..”


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