Last nite I had enuf bandwidth to view the short 3 minutes speech Marina Abdullah wife of Raja Petra made during the Abolish ISA rally 2 days ago.
Today I read her posting on her 1st visit to RPK.
It could be any of us in her place, trying to put on a stoic face for a father, brother, husband, or loved one.
But I doubt I personally will have her strength; not to blubber or try to elicit sympathy (albeit unconsciously..but you know us women lah..any opportunity to run the water works & we will).
Marina was strong. She reminded me of Anwar Ibrahim's wife & family. Graceful strength under forceful duress.
I also happened to chance upon this article written by Helen Ang in MT (see this http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/13095/84/)
Helen was articulating exactly what I felt; because of the paragraph that did not mention the ISA should be abolished...but she signed. Helen made a very eloquent logical explanation for why she went ahead anyways
So I did what I should have done. I signed the petition
ISA is just WRONG
"Remanding" someone because they are a threat to some f**King VVIP is WRONG
"Remanding" people without a due Process is WRONG
"Remanding" people for religious "threat" & then subjecting them to Religious Reeducation is WRONG
YEAH. BITE ME. I've said it