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Newsflash – Nat Tan nabbed by Special Branch July 13, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Human Rights, Politics.
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Around 1630 hours, Nat Tan of jelas.info and bangkit.net was arrested by 3 officers who said they were from the Special Branch. He is expected to be brought to Bukit Aman.
Nat, a prominent blogger is the founder editor of suarakeadilan.com and one of Anwar Ibrahim’s youthful officers.

You know the drill, guys – Call Bukit Aman and whack them. Otherwise see you there.

3 policemen for Nat. But not enough to fight real crime.

FU.

(PS: Apparently Malaysiakini will run this news)

PKR staff picked up for questioning
Jul 13, 07 5:40pm Adjust font size:

A PKR information bureau staff was taken for questioning by three plainclothes policemen this evening.

Nathaniel Tan, 26, was picked up from the office of a non-governmental organisation Yayasan Aman in Petaling Jaya.

According to witnesses, the policemen did not provide any reasons as to why Tan was asked to follow them.

They said the policemen entered the office at about 4.45pm and requested for Tan to follow them to the Bukit Aman police headquarters for questioning.

The policemen also requested that Tan bring his notebook computer with him.

[Full report to follow]

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1. comment - July 13, 2007

honestly don’t know who is nat tan and don’t wanna know about him/her… but when it comes to bukit aman police, that means nat tan is messing up with some serious shit here…and you don’t wan’t to mess with Bukit Aman… they are not your everyday seen policemen…

be afraid…be very afraid….

2. kean-jin lim - July 13, 2007

[3 policemen for Nat. But not enough to fight real crime.]

It is indeed not enough man power to fight real crime. But, “soft-cream-crime?” it is indeed got more than enough to fight for.

3. Special branch nabs blogger « SUSAN LOONE’s blog - July 13, 2007

[...] 4.30pm) by 3 police officers to Bukit Aman. REASON – “nak cakap tentang internet”. Watch out at Elizabeth Wong’s blog for more details. Malaysiakini might have the story [...]

4. __earth - July 13, 2007

I hope he’s alright. It’s quite different to read a stranger get to be picked up and to read a friend being pulled in.

5. Bob K - July 13, 2007

Sheesh .. what the heck could he have done :P

6. Johari for Najib, Abdullah for Musa? - July 13, 2007

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7. Nstman - July 13, 2007

When it comes to crime cases, police are last on the scene. When it comes to working for political masters, police are first on the scene. Abdullah Badawi, stop talking rot, walk the talk, and stop hiding behind your love for your new bride. Abdullah Badawi, if you have guts, jail all your Umno Youth shit stirrers.

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9. arifabdull - July 13, 2007

i got other thing to do on 8pm tonite,
i’m trying my best to be at Bukit Aman now.

take care Eli & all my friends.

10. keroppi - July 13, 2007

I don’t understand why they arrest Nat Tan?

Special Branch of Bukit Aman?

Because he was bold? I don’t understand …

I am anxious .. I am worry .. What happened to Bukit Aman?

11. KTemoc - July 13, 2007

I have registered my support for Nat at Susan’s and my blog – time like this, we need to put aside our political leanings and support Nat.

12. Bob K - July 13, 2007

A solidarity gathering will be held at 9.00 pm tonight in front of the Police HQ @ Bukit Aman. Come and show your support against state harassment and intimidation.

13. mr dontcare - July 13, 2007

At first I was really concerned…but when it is made known Mr Nat is from PKR, Oh God! I am wasting my time here. Let him rot there, and no one will bother. Just like his big bro…Tian Chua

EW: mr dumbo – if you don’t give a rat’s ass, don’t comment lar. Gile glamor ….

14. mob1900 - July 13, 2007

No trail in this case, not even contact person or numbers. They claimed to be SB and even Bkt. Aman officially deny ever picking him up for ‘cakap-cakap pasal internet’. This is disturbing. Please keep us updated, Eli.

15. __earth - July 13, 2007

bah. Found out about the gathering an hour later.

16. johnleemk - July 13, 2007

Nat’s political leanings are not important, I think. The SB nabbed him not for which party he joined, but because of the role he has been trying to play in getting those with little political inclination involved in making a difference in the country, even if it is through non-political means.

I don’t care if you don’t support PKR, or if you hate it. What’s important is that if you love Malaysia and you love the principles our Constitution and Proclamation of Independence and Rukunegara all enshrine, you should be getting involved in changing the policies of this ruling regime, if not changing the regime itself.

By martyring Nat, the establishment wants to deter non-political people like some of us who have been working with him from getting involved. The last thing they need is a non-political movement working for change.

So, for those reading this, I implore you to make a small difference, in whatever way you can. They can arrest one of us, but they can’t detain all of us:

http://www.infernalramblings.com/articles/Malaysian_Politics/541/

17. 4896 » Friday the 13th? - July 13, 2007

[...] this case he, Nathaniel Tan maybe can’t argue more about that. He was was taken to Bukit Aman for questioning by 3 policemen this afternoon. Later on, his lawyer was told there were no records of Tan being brought to Bukit Aman. Finally, [...]

18. Mason From Kuching - July 14, 2007

Bob K- “A solidarity gathering will be held at 9.00 pm tonight in front of the Police HQ @ Bukit Aman”.

I am not in the Penisular, but if I am I will sure be there. I hope such unity of support applies to any ragtags as well.

Btw, when Badawi assumed his premiership, he initialed it unquestionably with the arrest of the ‘untouchable’ Eric Chia during the Mahathir regime, kick-off the Royal Malaysian Commission and being nicked “Mr Clean”.

Now he’s being named-called and irrefutably the lamest PM in Malaysian history. That is what Mahathir wants him to be only unfortunately that Badawi rarely serve Mahathir’s interest.

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21. arifabdull - July 14, 2007

KTomec, u r rite…. all bloggers, please be in SOLID!

22. I - July 14, 2007

I will try to make a big news here in london. Bring on the spot lights!

23. arifabdull - July 14, 2007

he just been freed!

EW: No he hasn’t. We just left the police station.

24. Global Voices Online » Malaysia: Blogger Detained by Police - July 14, 2007

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25. Nat: What *YOU* can do to help « elizabeth wong - July 14, 2007

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26. bamboo river - July 14, 2007

I hope Malaysia Today will publish this story and get everyone to comment!

27. bamboo river - July 14, 2007

My apology, Malaysia Today DID publish this story.
Eli, please keep everyone updated.
Thank you.

28. UKYIKHKI - July 14, 2007

CONGRATULATION TO KHAIRY!!! NOW POLICE HAVE MOVED IN TO DETAINED PKR MAN…THE CONSPIRACY TO TOPPLE NAJIB HAD BEGIN …THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING…NAJIB IS SLEEPLESS AND TWITCHING…..
KONSPIRASI KHAIRY UNTUK MENJATUHKAN NAJIB SUDAH BERMULA..

29. Global Voices Online » Malaysian blogger arrested for comment published on his blog - July 14, 2007

[...] blogger Nat Tan has been arrested for a comment published on one of his blog posts last year. His Laptop and desktop were seized. Tan [...]

30. Malaysian blogger arrested for comment published on his blog at Global Voices Advocacy - July 14, 2007

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31. Global Voices auf Deutsch » Blog Archive » Malaysia: Blogger verhaftet - July 14, 2007

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32. Free Nat Tan | Blogger Detained by Police - July 17, 2007

[...] to bloggers talking about Nathaniel: Elizabeth Wong The Sensintrovert Reduced and Recycled Lucia Lai Rocky’s Bru S.K.Thew Susan Loone Jeff Ooi [...]


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