Tuesday, September 23, 2008
TWO MALAYSIAN BLOGGERS ARRESTED UNDER THE INTERNAL SECURITY ACT DURING THE LAST WEEK...
A second Malaysian opposition blogger has been arrested for displaying the national flag upside down, during the last week. The Malaysian Government appears to be coming under even more pressure.
Syed Azidi Syed Aziz, better known as "Kickdefellah" online, is the second blogger arrested in Malaysia during the last week. The arrests have been described as ridiculous.
The Malaysian opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, is reportedly demanding a vote of no confidence in the Malaysian Government. He also claims to have the numbers to bring down the Government of the Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi.
Mr Syed Aziz, was arrested on Wednesday, under the Internal Security Act for sedition. His website advocated other people flying the flag upside down in protest.
This arrest follows that of the controversial and well published arrest of Raja Petra Kamaruddin last Friday under Malaysia's Internal Security Act, which allows detention without trial. He attacked government figures on his popular website, "Malaysia Today" and was charged with sedition and defamation alleging that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife were linked to the sensational murder of a Mongolian woman. He has reportedly been sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre for two years.
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