ISA detainees are NOT criminals. There isn’t a shred of evidence that they have committed any crime. They were hauled in under a draconian preventive law and are prisoners of conscience. Why can’t we treat a fellow human being with respect and dignity particularly if he/she is an ISA detainee?
Wouldn’t Murugiah’s initiative be seen as part of the government’s efforts to increase the public service delivery system? Why must everything be seen from a BN-Opposition perspective?
To Senator T. Murugiah, all Anak Bangsa Malaysia deeply appreciate the care and concern you have shown to ISA detainees to increase the quality of their daily rations. You should be commended for your efforts but please look into the total abolition of the ISA as it is evil, doesn’t respect human dignity and an affront to human rights.
PUTRAJAYA, 24 Sept — It is inappropriate of Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department T. Murugiah to interfere in the affairs of another ministry, said Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.
The home minister said Murugiah’s action – in speaking on behalf of Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok on complaints she was not served proper meals while in detention under the Internal Security Act – was akin to being a spokesman for the opposition.
“What he has done is not right. I hope he knows how to look after his own turf. He should not interfere in another’s affairs…that is not his work.
“If there is a problem, he should take the matter to the prime minister,” he told reporters after a breaking of fast with staff of the Immigration Department and orphans here today.
On Monday, Murugiah met Kok over her claims that while in detention, she was served meals which comprised just two boiled eggs, cucumber and gravy. — Bernama