Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Slippery slope

The government recently announced a few alarming things:

In response to the Seafield temple riot, the Cabinet had decided to withdraw the moratorium on Sedition Act of 1948 and Section 233 of Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA).

Before that, Hanipa Maidin, deputy minister in the PM's department, revealed that the government would amend NSC Act rather than repeal it.

This is what Pakatan had promised:

What we are seeing here is the slippery slope happening in real time.

People can argue that unlike BN, Pakatan will not abuse these draconian laws. That may be true but even if that were the case it still does not justify Pakatan going back on its word that it would repeal such tyrannical laws which have no place in a modern democracy.

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