Saturday, February 18, 2006

'I Say Amen' Revisited...

Bear with me. This is not crap. Read the excerpts and then the full article later. Excerpts from the powerful, wonderful world of Wikipedia:

Former detainees have testified to being subjected to severe physical and psychological torture that include one or more of the following: physical assault, forced nudity, sleep deprivation, round-the-clock interrogation, death threats, threats of bodily harm to family members, including threats of rape and bodily harm to their children. Also, detainees are confined in individual and acutely small cells with no light and air, in what is believed to be secret holding cells. These interrogation techniques and acts of torture are designed to humiliate and frighten detainees into revealing their weaknesses and breaking down their defences.

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...went on the record in 1988 to state "If we want to save [censored-read full article yourself], [censored] must be removed. He uses draconian laws such as the I Say Amen* to silence his critics." The year before, he had also stated "Laws such as the I Say Amen have no place in modern Malaysia. It is a draconian and barbaric law." In 2003 when he became [censored], however, he called the I Say Amen "a necessary law," and argued "We have never misused the I Say Amen. All those detained under the I Say Amen are proven threats to society."

* - a term coined by mGf, Uncle Desi.

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