Friday, September 16, 2011

Here What They Say About Najib

Hantu Laut

Najib's eve of Malaysia Day speech announcing scrapping of the ISA and some other draconian laws has attracted a motley mix of scepticism from the oppositions.

Here what they say:

Anwar Ibrahim:

Anwar cautious of PM’s reforms, questions new security laws

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has remained cautious of the Najib administration’s latest move in repealing the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA), and has questioned the proposed new security laws as replacements.

Tony Pua:

Pakatan claims credit for ISA repeal, law reforms

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders have taken credit for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s decision to repeal the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) as well as several law reforms, saying the prime minister’s move was a direct rip-off from their Buku Jingga plans.

Some unknown idiot:

Anti-ISA NGO demands reparations.

Compensation must be paid to Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees for the “torture” they and their families suffered during their detention, Gerakan Mansuh ISA (GMI) said.


Wall Street Journal:

Anwar Trial Looms Over Malaysian Politics

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is carving out a new role for himself as a liberal reformer after pledging to scrap the country's harsh Internal Security Act, but he still has one big problem in selling his case to the rest of the world—the continuing sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Lim Guan Heng:

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 16 — Lim Guan Eng today expressed disappointment that the government plans to replace the Internal Security Act (ISA) with two new security laws, and argued that the reforms announced by Datuk Seri Najib Razak last night fell short of being meaningful.

Saying he welcomed the prime minister’s move to repeal the ISA

The Gutter Press:

Najib's Sept 16 fiasco: Glamour announcement but no real change

To mark Malaysia Day, Prime Minister Najib Razak sprung a shock raft of reforms that upon closer scrutiny led nowhere. Civil society and legal experts were left dumbfounded at his audacity and inability to learn from hard knocks of the past that the Rakyat or populace was no longer so easily fooled by the superficial and the cosmetic.

2 comments:

Freddie Kevin said...

Salam HL,

Opposition-Damn if it's done damn if it isn't. WSJ-John Malott neocon cronies.

That's why even elections reforms will be an exercise of futility as far as the opposition is concerned.

All a sham for any opposition "demands" for anything and everything.

Thank you
Freddie

SM said...

Bro HL,

You forgot to quote all those sycophants that are falling "tits over ass" (forgive my French!) to praise Najib for this BOLD decision.
Just days before they were screaming from the Rooftops that the ISA must never be scrapped.
The Opposition were cautious in their remarks, they were not outright antagonistic or damning as En. F Kevin seems to think!