Namewee’s family ordeal August 11, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations, Southeast Asia.
One of the Chinese newspapers (can’t recall which paper as I’d returned them), in its evening edition reported on the ordeal that the father of Wee Meng Chee (aka Namewee) in the hands of the police.
Wee’s dad, was asked to go to the police station where he was grilled for one and a half hours by the Special Branch.
During that time, Wee’s father was ‘advised’ (though, in a police station, it could sound more like an instruction) to tell Wee to apologise. In writing. All languages.
Question is, why did the police haul in the dad?
Is it because their bosses couldn’t work out how to charge him, so they decided to go for the family?
What crime did his family members commit?
Is it because they realized Chinese students and their parents rolled-all-over-the-floor- laughing when some Ministers said that Wee could have been on *government scholarship* in *Taiwan*?
Is it because the government ‘lost face’?
Or is it because Wee said, he’d apologise — if only the government would give him reasons to?
(Updated: Wee’s quote from Malaysiakini.com)
If they (the government) want me to apologise, they have to show me what I’ve done wrong and it must be proved through proper laws.
I won’t apologise to the powers that be, I will only apologise if the law says I’m wrong. I will not regret because my intentions (for making the video) are good
Earlier this week, the wife of webmaster Raja Petra was summoned to the police station in Kuala Lumpur to give a statement. Petra was called in two weeks ago.
Marina too spent 90 minutes there and she is neither a webmaster nor a blogger.
Maybe this is why serious crime is sky-rocketing. Everyone’s too busy making their political masters happy.