People, this is an alert. They have issued veiled threats against Anwar Ibrahim and he could once again be detained under the Internal Security Act. Anwar MUST at all times be shielded from the draconian act and the forces that seek to destroy him.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has left observers wondering if Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim could once again be detained under the Internal Security Act.
During a press conference at Putrajaya this afternoon to announce a reshuffle of cabinet portfolios, the premier issued a warning that appear to indicate the possibility of an ISA arrest for the maverick politician.
‘He has become a threat to the economy and (national) security,” he said.
This in itself provides sufficient grounds for the authorities to invoke the security law which provides detention without trial against Anwar.
And when asked what action the government would take against him, Abdullah refused to reveal his cards, saying: “I will not indicate what plan I will take, what I do will be in the best interests of the people and the country.”
Using the ISA against Anwar would undoubtedly have severe repercussions but such a move would not come as a surprise after three individuals, including an opposition politician, were nabbed under the draconian law last Friday.