Velocity of liberty December 26, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations.
Tags: Abdullah Badawi, BN, Hindraf, Internal Security Act, ISA, Musa Hassan, Umno
It takes less than 3 seconds to sign an ISA detention order which condemns a person to indefinite detention without trial.
But it will take 3 weeks, according to Government prosecutors to prepare their case in court.
High Court judge Zainal Azman put off the hearing after the prosecution team, led by senior deputy public prosecutors Kamaludin Md Said and Abdul Wahab Mohd, said that they needed more time to prepare for the hearing.
“We will need at least three weeks to file in the 40 affidavits and prepare our case,” said Kamaludin. (Malaysiakini, 26 Dec 2007)
Yes, it takes this long. Despite what the Inspector-General of Police, Musa “Turn-Over” Hassan deems as irrefutable proof of the Hindraf-5’s terrorist links, apart from his litany of the five men’s alleged threat to national security.
Three whole weeks. Irrefutable proof. Wow.
Hearings will only commence Jan 24, 2008.