I went back to Malaysia Today and re-read that article that must have pissed off some 'powerful' people enough to commit gross stupidity. It was an informative article although a tad sensationalistic in its title, "Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell". It made good reading and it did raise some interesting questions. But sedition??? I read the article again. Nope. But of course, I too am not a lawyer.
Sedition: "incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority"....Merriam-Webster Dictionary
That's what my dictionary says sedition is. RPK's article in my opinion did not incite anyone to riot and break the law. Unless of course resistance to or insurrection against lawful "authority" meant that it just angered some people who are in some sort of authority and they wanted to show their 'authority'.
Tuan: What the f**k!!! Did you read this fler's article?
His wife: I told you already how long? Put the fler in jail. You never listen. Ha! See la now what has happened.
Wife: Don't you sayang me you playboy! (dials mobile phone)...Eh hello, Moose here's what's happened (relates the story) I want you to do something about it. Now!
I don't know! You're the lacky you think of something. What? I don't know. Just do something. Anything!
Cut to Moose's office
Moose: Shit! I knew it was a bad day to come to work. Eh, abang what shall I do?
Abang: Lodge a police report la.
Moose: About what?
Abang: Anything la. We are the lawful authority ma.
Moose: Eh tolong la.
Abang: I know. Something we have not used in some time. Sedition. Sounds serious and we can also bring in those scary phrases like national security, racial harmony, berhati-hati...whatever la. Sure work one.
Moose: Ya man. Ya we'll charge the bugger with sedition. Teach all these flers a lesson.
Whoever advised the course of action to be taken against RPK obviously has been asleep for the past few months and is still trying to use the heavy-handed modus operandi of an era now dead. Civil society cannot be cowed by strong-arm tactics anymore. Bersih proved it. Hindraf proved it. Rocky and the other fler proved it in their on-going fight with the NST. The 12th General Elections proved it once and for all. But obviously some people are still in denial.
Don't hold your breath but anytime now I expect some 'authority' is going to come out with statements warning us to be careful not to compromise national security/racial harmony or else there will be another May 13...oh wait I think they learned their lesson about that last bit so they probably won't dare to use it anymore.
As Malaysians we must not let this farce go on. We have proved that peaceful civil disobedience demonstrations work and can bring about positive change. The bullies are running scared. They are disoriented. They are scared. Show them we care. Show them that we love our country.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
Do anything you can to support him. Donate money, time, effort. Whatever you feel is needed.
Do not let RPK stand alone.