Saturday, December 10, 2016

Maria Chin Abdullah Had a Testing Time in the Police Lock-up

Bersih 2.0’s Maria Chin Abdullah (left) had described her detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) on the eve of the Bersih 5.0 rally as a "testing" time.
 
The police interrogated her for six to eight hours daily. She was also made to sleep on a wooden plank in a room with no windows, and made to wear goggles when she left the cell – so she had no idea of her whereabouts. And she wasn't even allowed to wear any undergarments.
 
But Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan said Maria was treated according to police SOP and no differently from other inmates. He clarified that possession of undergarments, belts, ties and any personal items is not allowed for the safety of the inmates.
 
And he explained: “You can strangle yourself with an undergarment as it can be made into a rope”.
 
He is really so damn good at showcasing stupidity. Maybe that is why he is a Minister – PM Najib Razak choose only fools so that he himself can look less of a fool than his own cabinet ministers.
 
Yesterday, Celtic eased aside Partick Thistle 4-1 to widen their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to eleven points.
 
Stuart Armstrong tapped in from Leigh Griffiths' ball across goal in the thirty-ninth minute. And after half-time Celtic scored twice in a minute, Armstrong's long-range shot (49) added to by Griffiths (50) taking advantage of Adam Barton's error. The other side headed a consolation in the sixty-first minute, but Celtic continued to press and Callum McGregor finished Emilio Izaguirre's cut-back (82).

I was at Menara KL on Friday to attend Telekom Malaysia Toastmasters Club’s 25th Anniversary and Appreciation Dinner.

I was very privileged to have been invited to deliver a CC #6 speech Vocal Variety titled “Passionate Love”.












This is my #499 project speech, if you are interested to know.

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