Govt moves to ban the Sang Saka Malaya

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Threatening A Samad Said, National Laureate, a Man of Principles.

ARRESTS OF FLAG RAISING TWO!

THE SANG SAKA MALAYA.

The flag, which has a white stripe, a red stripe and 12 yellow five-pointed stars, was first raised in 1947 by leftist independence movement group Putera-AMCJA.

Free Malaysia Today

Bill tabled to ban Sang Saka Malaya

Leven Woon | September 25, 2013

A proposed amendment to the Penal Code will ban the use of any flag that purports to represent Malaysia other than the Jalur Gemilang and state flags.

KUALA LUMPUR: A government’s bill to amend the Penal Code is seeking to bar the use and promotion of any flag that purports to represent Malaysia other than the Jalur Gemilang and the state flags.

The bill seems to target the Sang Saka Malaya, a flag designed by the left-wing politicians in 1940s and has recently returned to public spotlight after it was used by social activists Adam Adli and Hishamuddin Rais on Merdeka day.

Under a new Section 121E of the bill, whoever uses, recognises or promotes the use any flag that purports to represent Malaysia will face jail punishment between 5 and 15 years, and shall also be liable to fine.

The same section also seeks to introduce stiffer penalty for those who destroy, deface or tramples on the Jalur Gemilang.

The penalty meted out to this offence is the same as those who fly other unrecognised Malaysian flag.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/09/25/bill-tabled-to-ban-sang-saka-malaya/

Malaysiakini

Gov’t moots 15 years’ jail for trampling on Jalur Gemilang

 

PARLIAMENT Trampling on the Jalur Gemilang or any foreign flag with the intention of dishonouring the flags can land someone in jail for at least five years’ jail, the Bill to amend the Penal Code tabled in Dewan Rakyat today reads.

According to the additional section mooted under the chapter of the Act dealing with offences against the state, the maximum penalty is 15 years in jail and a fine

Gov’t moots 15 years’ jail for trampling on Jalur Gemilang

UTUSAN’S HERO!

Malaysian Insider

He’s a hero that guy who grabbed Sang Saka from activists, says Utusan

BY HASBULLAH AWANG CHIK
September 08, 2013
Latest Update: September 08, 2013 02:33 pm

An unidentified man who had confiscated the controversial Sang Saka Malaya flag during the Merdeka Day celebration is being celebrated as a hero by Utusan Malaysia.

Awang Selamat in Mingguan Malaysia, Utusan’s Sunday edition, congratulated the man for his courageous behaviour in seizing the flag from a group of activists at Dataran Merdeka.

Awang, the pseudonym for the collective voice of the paper’s editors, said the public wanted to show their appreciation for the unrivalled patriotism of the individual who has yet to show up.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/hes-a-hero-that-guy-who-grabbed-sang-saka-from-activists-says-utusan

Hari Malapetaka : Hishamuddin Rais Seru Kibar Sang Saka

WHICH IS TRUE?

Pak Samad: I was at home the whole day, and nobody came (looking for me).

IGP: He sneaked home! Then we arrested him.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today claimed Samad had quietly sneaked back into his house after midnight, forcing police to take him into custody only then.

He said police had gone to Samad’s house in the evening but he was not around.

“He only came back at midnight, he came back quietly, and we were waiting. So we took him in,” he told the media after attending a forum on crime at the Royale Chulan hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian Insider
Pak Samad sneaked back into the house, we waited and arrested him, says IGP
September 05, 2013Latest Update: September 05, 2013 07:57 pm

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/pak-samad-sneaked-back-into-the-house-we-waited-and-arrested-him-says-igp

Sang Saka Malaya controversy: Pak Samad says he wasn’t hiding

Malaysiakini

Ambiga: How can they treat Pak Samad like this?

Bersih co-chairperson S Ambiga struggled to contain her frustration when commenting on the detention of national laureate A Samad Said in the wee hours of the morning.

“How can they do this to such a respected person?” she thundered. “What is the need to go to his house at 12.30am just to pick him up for questioning and release him two hours later?”

NONE“It was a total form of harassment, and completely unnecessary… and the police know it… there was no need to harass this man over such a simple matter,” she told Malaysiakini.

The former Bar Council president also called on Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar to apologise over his earlier claim that the 81-year-old poet had gone into hiding.

Ambiga: How can they treat Pak Samad like this?

Malaysiakini

Samad Said held for questioning, freed at 2.30am
1:36AM Sep 4, 2013

National laureate A Samad Said has been detained and taken to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters early this morning.

Samad told Malaysiakini at 12.30am that the police wanted to record his statement.

“I was just arrested and am on my way to the Dang Wangi police station,” he said.

He was released two hours later at 2.30am after his statement was recorded by the police.

Samad Said held for questioning, freed at 2.30am

Malaysia Chronicle

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:51

Pak Samad is 78 & the national lauerate: IGP Khalid would do well to SHOW SOME RESPECT!

Written by Malaysia Chronicle

KUALA LUMPUR - Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar drew flak with his pompous call to national laureate A Samad Said to surrender so as to facilitate investigations into the flying of the Sang Saka Malaya flag near Dataran Merdeka on Aug 30, the eve of Malaysia’s Independence Day.

“It is a shame for the police and the nation when a 78-year-old man has to be persecuted over an incident like flying a pre-Independence Day flag,” PKR vice president Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.

“Bear in mind, Pak Samad is not just a Malaysian citizen but the country’s national laureate. This shows how misplaced the priorities are for the Umno-BN government. They put so much emphasis on racism and religious bigotry and forcing people to kow-tow to them that everyday issues like rising crime, weakening economy are put at the bottom of the list. Instead the duty of the police seems to be to go all out to protect Umno’s self-defined position in history.”

Disgraceful & cowardly

MP for Padang Serai N Surendran also criticized the bid to publicly ‘humiliate’ Pak Samad, as the poet is also called.

“A disgraceful and cowardly attack upon a national icon by a discredited and politically-biased IGP. Pak Samad has shown repeatedly his courage and openness in dealing with the police and has always co-operated with police investigations,” Surendran told Malaysia Chronicle.

“In any case, this is an unnecessary political investigation against him and we demand it be dropped.”

WAS THE IGP LYING OR WAS HE MISINFORMED BY HIS (POLICE)MEN?

The police chief claimed that Samad had “gone into hiding” when police mounted an operation to track him.

On Khalid’s request that he surrenders, the national laureate said he would not do so as and unless the police furnish him with an official letter.

Malaysiakini

‘I wasn’t hiding, I was at home’

Contrary to Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar’s accusation that he went into hiding, national laureate A Samad Said has claimed that he was at his house yesterday.

Speaking to Malaysiakini, he said that no policemen had turned up at his doorstep. He also took the police chief to task for “spreading false news to discredit him”.

“I was at home the whole day, and nobody came (looking for me),” he added.

Samad was responding to Khalid (left), who urged the national laureate to surrender in order to facilitate investigation into the action of those who flew the “Sang Saka Malaya” flag near Dataran Merdeka last Friday.

‘I wasn’t hiding, I was at home’

Malaysiakini

IGP: Pak Samad ‘hiding’ from cops

National laureate A Samad Said has been urged to surrender to the police to facilitate investigations into the unfurling of the Sang Saka Malaya flag near Dataran Merdeka on Aug 30, the eve of Merdeka Day.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar claimed that Samad was “hiding” when police went looking for him last night.

IGP: Pak Samad ‘hiding’ from cops

Free Malaysia Today

Hishamuddin and Adam freed on police bail

K Pragalath | September 3, 2013

Two activists arrested last night for flying the Sang Saka Malaya flag at Dataran Merdeka were released at 3am after having their statements recorded.

KUALA LUMPUR: Political activist Hishamuddin Rais and student activist Adam Adli who were detained at the Dangi Wangi police station last night for involvement in flying the Sang Saka Malaya flag at Dataran Merdeka were released at 3am.

Hishamuddin was detained at 9pm and Adam at 10pm. They were released on police bail after their statements were recorded.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/09/03/hishamuddin-and-adam-freed-on-police-bail/

He said they were accused of flying the Sang Saka Malaya flag during a Merdeka celebration at Dataran Merdeka last Friday.

Malaysiakini

Police release activists after futile search of houses

Activists Hishamuddin Rais and Adam Adli Abdul Halim were released early this morning by the police, following their arrest yesterday in relation to a probe under the Sedition Act 1948.

NONEWhen contacted, Hishammuddin  (right in photo) said he and Adam Adli (left in photo) were released about 3am today after police searched both their homes.

“They went into every room, looked at my books, meddled with my things but didn’t take anything. I suppose they were looking for the flag but I don’t have any flags at my house,” he said.

Police release activists after futile search of houses

NST

Monday September 2, 2013 MYT 10:45:45 PM

Activists nabbed over Sang Saka Malaya flag incident

PETALING JAYA: Activists Adam Adli and Hishamuddin Rais have been arrested for sedition for flying the Sang Saka Malaya flags in Dataran Merdeka on Aud 30.

Adam’s father, Abd Halim said police picked his son up in Bangsar at around 7pm while he was eating and is currently being held at the Dang Wangi police station.

“He messaged me saying that he was being investigated under the Sedition Act and that Hishammuddin Rais was also arrested. I don’t know if he will be remanded for the night or any other details now,” he told The Star Online.

Dang Wangi OCPD ACP Zainuddin Ahmad confirmed that the duo had been arrested.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/09/02/Adam-Adli-and-Hishamuddin-Rais-arrested.aspx

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