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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @12:00 AM

3 days ago was Raja Petra's birthday.

It feels like forever ago when I discovered in the middle of the night of Teresa Kok's and Tan Hoon Cheng's arrests under ISA. The fear, the dread of what more was to come, the feelings of outrage have not left me.

Now both the women have been released. One is keeping a low profile, the other has just received death threats against her and her family. The irony: the former was 'kept under protection', the latter is now in danger.

Take a moment, I ask you, to think about what the Internal Security Act (Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri) means in our country. It gives one man the right to throw another man away for the rest of his life. One signature, all it takes. No judgement, no trial. No burden of proof. No way to defend yourself, no way to prove yourself innocent. All it takes is the cruel intent of one man, one government who does not like any opposition. Or truth.


Think of the Hindraf Heroes who were fighting for an entire race, against a mindset ingrained for half a century. K. Kengadhadran, M. Manoharan, P. Uthayakumar, T. Vasantha Kumar, K. Ganabathi Rao, a nation of people grieve for you as you languish in a detention centre you have no right being in. It heartens me to hear from Marina Lee's account of her visit to Kamunting that they have not chained your spirit. Makkal Sakthi fights on.

Think of Operasi Lalang. The entirely wrong group of people were arrested. The culprits ran free. Malaysia's next prime minister (if things go as he plans) najib tun razak led a massive Malay rally. Fears of violence abound. Of course, he washed his hands of any wrongdoing. People like Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh were thrown into Kamunting.

Ask your parents. Anyone who lived through that era of fear, of blatant unapologetic injustice. Ask about Lim Guan Eng, who was thown into jail under the Sedition Act, another act which gives the government power to arrest as they wish. Yet now Lim Guan Eng is Chief Minister of Penang.

Did you know Anwar Ibrahim too has been arrested under the Internal Security Act? So too has he been Deputy Prime Minister of the country. Accused and jailed unfairly for sodomy and treason. Opposition Leader and Prime Minister in-waiting.


But let us think of Raja Petra Kamarudin. He faces detention for the rest of his life under charges of being 'a threat to national security'. Let me show you what he has written, in one of his last articles before being locked away:

Till we meet again, if we do meet again, take care and keep the flame burning. There is still a long fight ahead of us in bringing reforms to this beloved country of ours.

How can this man be a threat to national security? Let me be honest, I have cried for him; many have cried for him. His spirit, his intelligence, his passion for both his country and his religion shine through in every single article he writes. He is not a threat to national security, he is a threat to all the racist, all the corrupt, all the power-hungry traitors who are bringing this beautiful country to ruin. And that is why he is in Kamunting: because he holds so much power, because he holds the hearts of the people, because he is RIGHT.

RPK
we will not forget
stay strong

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Monday, September 29, 2008 @10:09 PM


Dark Angel sent:
ac milan earn 1-0 win over inter milan in the milan's derby on sunday nite
Dark Angel sent:
haha
Dark Angel sent:
congrats
Dark Angel sent:
kaka is best rite?
Dark Angel sent:
haha
Dark Angel sent:
he sure is
Dark Angel sent:
enjoy life


my friends are the best =D

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@12:27 AM

Wall-E

juvern.blogspot.com says:
I like the cleaning robot!
juvern.blogspot.com says:
and the umbrella robot!
juvern.blogspot.com says:
wall-e was so mean =(
Garfield says:
to?
juvern.blogspot.com says:
he touched the cleaning robot =(
Garfield says:
...
juvern.blogspot.com says:
it completely reminded me of my brother and I!
Garfield says:
i guess ur the cleaning roobot

(he is so completely right.)

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Sunday, September 28, 2008 @6:55 PM

Terrible F1 Accident

Please always observe safety. Attached is a shocking image of excess speed. Actual flipping over! Not for the faint hearted.

click

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Sunday, September 21, 2008 @8:27 PM


loss

1.
sometimes the fear
like that dark wall of water
when the dam collapses
leaves you gasping
drowning

2.
this is how I deal with my issues
building walls
banish the darkness I inhibit the light world outside
when the walls fall
what do I do with the shadows?

3.
it is inevitable
but I am unprepared
irrationable it may be
still the fear remains

4.
I love you
I hope you know

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 @12:00 AM

916

The nation watches and waits.


Endgame approaches.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008 @11:40 PM


have the strength to be vulnerable

- Frank Warren
www.postsecret.com

from www.abeautifulrevolution.com

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@12:41 AM

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Sin Chew reporter Tan Hoon Cheng detained under ISA too.

With RPK I had more of resignation - he knew this was coming, he was prepared to face it and he is ready to fight.

Now I am so so angry I want to rant but no one is awake. More than that, I am disappointed and I fear for this country.

How can they do this
How is any of this fair
How can our leaders stand for this
Is there no one with any integrity up there?

why

They are innocent people
How come you can declare them threats to national security
after all you have done
What have they done but stood across the line from you
What, just because you have power you're allowed to arrest them without a trial for the rest of their lives?

SHE'S A REPORTER
SHE WAS DOING HER JOB

What was Ahmad doing at that ceramah?

What are you arresting her for? Reporting words that could cause racial tensions? When HE said the words while she RECORDED them?

why are you killing the messenger?

I am so scared.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 @10:26 PM

cannot cannot. must write even though I have pages and pages of BM phrases and facts and peribahasa to remember. I believe I have made my frustration with writing meaningless essays perfectly clear? sigh. must be chirpy and hopeful in my essay tomorrow.

today is 10.09.08! excited. because I wrote that on my testpad today beside 'tarikh' and it looked very cool.

here in m'sia everyone is waiting for 916. step back, 911 - we have a new contender for 'history in the making'. I read a very funny sentence today: 'if Malaysia were a person, her face would be a very interesting but dangerous shade of purple.' hahaha I think I just like the purple.

my brain has been obsessed with meaningless words like boing and zoing lately. they're just so bouncy! can't you just imagine jumping onto a trampoline?

ciao people. wish me luck because I need it. =(

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 @11:36 PM

ricardo kaka

hottest footballer ever

this is for you, lenglui. =P

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Friday, September 5, 2008 @11:06 PM


This matters.
If you care for our beautiful country
please sign.

We can do this.
We can save ourselves.

click here to sign the petition
click here to read what this is all about

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@1:03 AM

Jason threw a very orange book at me the other day and said, 'Look. You need this.'
Upon closer inspection:

!!!

I am a very safe driver!
(This is due to the fact I have only driven a car with an instructor right next to me to step on the brake or tell me not to turn on to the wrong lane.)

driving license!
safe driver
*indignant*

(cheers kum foeng and syn dee for achieving driver status! we girls rock that way)

But along with theorangebook came a reallyhugemap! A rung below the GPS system but I'll take it. =) Will attempt to plot out a route when I next drive to anywhere beyond my house.

I figure my house is somewhere around here since I can see Desa Waterpark and Mid Valley Mega Mall. That's about all I know though.

Apparently there's a new car out there that auto-parks when you give it an empty spot. When will they invent a car that says, 'juvern! turn right here - no don't look at the dog - RED LIGHT - scary lorry on the left - hole on the road - person crossing in front of you don't knock him down'?

Ah forget it. I think I just need a car that will drive for me.

Or a helicopter! Lots of space in the air right? Right?

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008 @11:08 PM


I am
terrified

but I don't know why

would you live your life all over again
would you give up on the way here
would you change

I would

would you glance into the future
see yourself
and risk falling apart

will you help me

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