‘I pointed out in my earlier blog posting urging, appealing our authorities to look at the serious gaps in our â€˜Malaysia second home programâ€™, others setting up tourist and tour companies here, we have some suspicious â€˜tourists arrivals and repeat visitsâ€™ and certainly others claiming to be students arriving here!
There is enough material on sleeper agents and others financing and acting behind these terrorists groupings and it is not always what it seems!’ – Dr Jacob George
ISA ARREST â€“ WELL DONE HOME MINISTRY!
Most times we tend to be ungrateful!
Ungrateful that there are people out there sacrificing that we can walk a safe street, sleep a sound sleep and walk a sound walk in the parks with our family and children!
We take the security of the nation for granted!
So yes â€“ I do not take lightly the unsavory comments that the Ministry of Home Affairs acted â€˜unprofessionally or unsavoryâ€™ in arresting several individuals under the Internal Security Act!
Whether they are businessmen, politicians or even students, more so, foreign students here it is most important to remember that there is a â€˜warâ€™ out there carried out on soft targets!
And as I pointed out in my earlier blog posting urging, appealing our authorities to look at the serious gaps in our â€˜Malaysia second home programâ€™, others setting up tourist and tour companies here, we have some suspicious â€˜tourists arrivals and repeat visitsâ€™ and certainly others claiming to be students arriving here!
There is enough material on sleeper agents and others financing and acting behind these terrorists groupings and it is not always what it seems!
There is no stereotyping of a modern day terrorists â€“ he could be just anyone!
And there are enough materials on this if we bother enough to read instead of waiting to politicize each and every action of the Home Ministry undertaken unilaterally and in joint consultation and exchange of intelligence data and reports with others in the â€˜war against terrorism!â€™
National security cannot and must not be compromised at the altars of â€˜human rights platitudes or some oneâ€™s bull-shit politics!â€™
To claim that such moves to protect Malaysia undertaken by the Home Ministry is at the behest of western pressure or adverse influence in stretching one imagination towards the wild side!
In National security issues â€“ such as these – only an absolute idiot will say that the ISA is a convenient tool to use to avert pressure by making foreigners, in this case mostly from the Middle East region, into scapegoats!
Are they suggesting that we float intelligence data all so freely complied at great costs and sometimes loss of lives by government operatives and undercover agents to appease them?
As far as I am concerned – Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has stated 10 people were held under ISA, which allows for detention without trial, for alleged terrorist links. He refused to divulge more information and rightfully so!
What was important was that they were alleged to be â€œinvolved in international terrorism” so the home ministry acted in the public interest!
And I am sure by now others if they are here will have fled!
As such – Malaysia must not release further information that could jeopardize the ongoing investigation.
As Hishammuddin Hussein stated Â we are now dealing with international linkages, international terrorism, it cannot stop with just the people we apprehended because we do not know whose else is involved, who funds these operations and whether there are other sleepers around!
These days there many conduits, many groups, with great separation and non communication between sleepers and operatives as not to expose their operations if any in the various conduits are caught!
Many groups hardly know the other conduits involved except of the extent of their own operational issues!
But as the home minister said this is a good wake-up call because the playground for the terrorist is no longer one location.
We live now in a borderless world and the world has become the playground for these terrorist operatives!
In the meantime â€“ I cannot but say â€“ â€˜Syabasâ€™ to the Home ministry and our special task teams entrusted to address this menace and threat!