news nowadays frightens and saddens me.
Locally, there was the detainment of student activist Adam Adli a few days ago (just released today and now charged under the sedition act). with his subsequent release under bail, Tian Chua and a couple other PKR (opposition party) members are locked up for making similar seditious remarks. and not to mention news reporters getting hurt amidst chaos when some people disrupted the peaceful candlelight vigil outside Jinjang Police Station where Adam Adli was detained. The KL city police chief commented today that the police will take action on politically motivated candlelight vigils as it would cause “anxiety” among residents. okay and this is even in the new york times.
And then today a man died in police custody apparently due to asthma, looking battered with his ears stapled (???). Not to mention the crime rate in Malaysia which is evidently not going too well with the homes of sisters of our Deputy PM and the inspector general police being broken into. and also a Malaysian Mediacorp artiste Chris Tong who also got hurt during an attempted robbery after supper at 3am outside her house.
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I am reminded of 1984 by George Orwell (guess who is Big Brother LOL) and also the fact that we are all corrupted people in need of God.
I risk sounding like an doomsday fanatic but the society nowadays just sounds like the Old Testament over and over again.