Saturday, September 13, 2008

UMNO Bodoh Stupid Bagero Nate Bewok... NIAMAH!!!

Sin Chew reporter released

GEORGE TOWN: Sin Chew Daily News reporter Tan Hoon Cheng has been released. Penang state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakub said Tan was sent to her house in Bukit Mertajam at 4.15pm.

She was released Saturday after a one-day detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

On Saturday morning, she was sent to the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in a black Kia Sorenta vehicle which was escorted by a Proton Waja car.

The journalist, who was arrested under Section 73(1) of the Internal Security Act 1960 at her home in Bukit Mertajam on Friday night, was allowed to see her parents for about 15 minutes Saturday morning.

She told her parents that she was fine and that they need not worry.

Her parents, Tan Booi Siam and Khor Ah Heok, arrived with their son Weng Khian at the headquarters in Penang Road at about 7am.

Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, state PKR chief Datuk Zahrain Mohd Hashim and several state executive councillors arrived soon after.

Also present were the Chinese daily’s management staff.

Only Tan’s father and mother were allowed to see her. They had brought some dumplings for her breakfast.

Khor, who looked calm despite her red, puffy eyes, said she told her 32-year-old daughter that her family, colleagues in the media and society were strongly supporting her.

“I was happy to see her. She told us not to worry and that she had been treated well while under detention.”

Her brother Weng Khian, 35, said his sister was “brave” and that the family would stand by her.


* Suddenly the stupid gov realized they made a mistake by detaining the jounalist. Shooting the messenger eh? What a stupid move. And they think people will be afraid and keep quiet just because they invoked ISA. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! What's the point of detaining here under ISA and released her the next day? You stupid government can just call he or remand her or whatever and ask all your stupid questions.