By now many of you must have known that Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested under the ISA early this afternoon. More reports are coming in through Malaysiakini and many other blogs and online medias. Many are angry and some are in the mood of protesting by demonstration. Before you do anything stupid:
Please read the following message from Malaysia Today and watch Marina Lee Abdullah's video message.
Message From Malaysia Today
Remember May 13. The government is trying to use the same methods to make people angry so that if we all take to the streets to protest, it will basically give them a free ticket to arrest more people. So we must be clear on what NOT to do. Let's not fall into their trap.
I am being told many political party leaders are now talking about what is proper to say in public, so when commenting please exercise the same restraint.
Next, we also need to know that RPK has not associated himself to any power or position. He is just like you and me except that he means well, can swear better and can talk louder. So, there is NOTHING for the government to gain by arresting him except to perpetuate their rule and to create the emotions to help them stay in control.
People are not stupid or ignorant anymore. Today, we have the internet and mobile phones. We can always alert each other on the progress. Unlike 1969, when you are thirsty for news, you may get angry and you would go to the streets. Not today.
So stay tuned to the developments as we bring them to you. But please stay cool, keep properly informed and do not over-react.
Malaysiakini latest report Final interview: RPK saw it coming.
If you want to show your support please help to get this sms out far and wide.
‘RPK detained under ISA. Pls come to Kelana Jaya Stadium 8pm 15th September, 2008 to show solidarity for RPK’.
Translation from People's Parliament
Edmund has sent in this Chinese translation of the sms.
From mei1. Thank, mei1.
From CC Liew. Thanks
RPK被ISA逮捕了。为了表示对RPK的支持, 请在2008年9月15日，晚上8点，到Kelana Jaya体育馆。
Malay translation from Shar101. Thanks, mate.
“RPK di-tahan bawah ISA. Sebagai tanda bersatu hati, anda di-jemput menghadiri perhimpunan di-stadium Kelana Jaya pada 8 mlm 15hb Sept 2008. Sila edarkan”
PEOPLE, STAY COOL DO NOT PLAY INTO THE HAND OF THE RULING GOVERNMENT. WE MUST STAY ALIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY TO SEND THEM INTO OBLIVION