UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said that the abolishment of the Internal Security Act was an option but it would be better to amend it so that there would not be any room for abuse.
"Any act that will replace the ISA should have the same objective, that is to safeguard the country's security. At the moment it is not proper to abolish the ISA," he added.
Khairy, once you told this blogger to improve his listening skill. I believe you should use this advice for yourself. Yes, you should listen to the people. Why do you want to keep this legislation which has been abused, misused and manipulated by your colleagues in UMNO to detain civilians?
How can the repeal of ISA be abused by anyone? You do not make any sense here. The existence of the act has clearly contributed to a blatant abuse of political power (ministerial power to detain without trial and his decision cannot be challenged in courts).
Was Teresa Kok a threat to national security? Was RPK a threat? Were the Hindraf 5 leaders a threat? The answer was a firm 'NO'.
I challenge you to call for a national referendum on the abolishment of this draconian act. Who cares what UMNO Youth want or not.
Do not preach what you cannot practice. You should really work on your own listening skill. There is now a clear and present danger to the society esp. PR elected representatives in Selangor. Will you support a use of ISA against the MACC officers?
By the way, your colleague and deputy prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, said that UMNO will continue to protect the special rights of the Malays. Sadly, your party has had more than 50 years to do so but has failed miserably to turn the Malay community into a leading race in the country and the world.
Many bright Malays were not able to realize their full potential because they were tempted by your party's empty promises - to protect their rights, to hand them riches, to offer them opportunities and to appoint them to high positions in your party and the ruling regime.
Keep it up! Soon you will realize if the "tide of change among the people, especially among the young, was sweeping in favour the Barisan Nasional " is real or not. It may turn out to be a tsunami which will sweep away many of your leaders in the next general election.
SAY NO TO RACISM!