Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Chameleon

In 1995, when Rais Yatim he was in the political wilderness, he wrote a thesis about the Malaysian ISA, a part of which read:

“The ISA does NOT speak well for the future of the rule of law in Malaysia.

In fact, it is the main adversary of the rule of law.

The abolition of the ISA is imperative.”

Then in 2009, as Minister of Information, he made the following remark during an interview on BBC's HardTalk :

“The mechanism that we have under the ISA, specifically Section 8 and 73, can be challenged through the process of habeas corpus, which system is also prevalent here, and therefore, to SAY that the ISA is NOT up to the standard of humanity is WRONG.”

One can see now how one person can change, from nothing to something and doing it bare-faced too.

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