Rehabillitated? Try Brainwashing

According to the Deputy Education Minister Noh Omar and I quote from the NST:

PUTRAJAYA: Like their parents, the 18 children detained at Saturday’s illegal rally in Kuala Lumpur are now in hot water. The Education Ministry is taking a dim view of their participation and will be getting their names from the police.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Noh Omar said the students must be rehabilitated and made aware that they had to abide by the law.

“They will not be expelled, but they will be taught what is right and wrong,” he said at the Putrajaya students’ discipline enhancement programme yesterday.

Noh said it was important that students were not used by people for their personal gain.

“Today, it is their parents who dragged them there (to the rally)… soon, if they are not taught that it’s unlawful, they will be used by some political party for its gain,” he said.

Right, Mr Noh. Taught what is right and wrong by whom? People like you? This looks more like a brainwashing attempt to me. Especially with the comment “They will be used by some political party for its gain.”

If anyone needed any reason NOT to vote for the UMNO/BN, this would be it.Talk about starting ’em young. You know what’s the ironic thing? Students of all ages are NOT allowed to take part in any political activities when they’re studying, regardless of whether they’re in secondary, primary or tertiary unless you’re walking with UMNO/BN.

I am so disappointed in this country.

Also, full story here since NST doesn’t keep its articles online for perpetuity:

Detained children to be ‘rehabilitated’
By Farrah Naz Karim

14 November, 2007

PUTRAJAYA: Like their parents, the 18 children detained at Saturday’s illegal rally in Kuala Lumpur are now in hot water. The Education Ministry is taking a dim view of their participation and will be getting their names from the police.

Deputy Education Minister Datuk Noh Omar said the students must be rehabilitated and made aware that they had to abide by the law.

“They will not be expelled, but they will be taught what is right and wrong,” he said at the Putrajaya students’ discipline enhancement programme yesterday.

Noh said it was important that students were not used by people for their personal gain.

“Today, it is their parents who dragged them there (to the rally)… soon, if they are not taught that it’s unlawful, they will be used by some political party for its gain,” he said.

“We cannot let this happen and we need to correct the situation. If we don’t, students like these would think joining illegal rallies is a good hobby.”

While the Education Ministry would deal with the students, it welcomed the police move to take action against parents.

Police on Monday said the students’ parents would be charged with endangering them.

The children were allegedly used as human shields to prevent police from firing tear gas and water at the demonstrators who refused to disperse.

The parents are being investigated under the Child Protection Act.

More than 240 people were picked up by the police and released after their statements were recorded.

A coalition of opposition parties and non-governmental organisations, calling itself Bersih, had organised the rally, estimated by police at 10,000, to deliver an election reform petition to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

4 Responses

  1. Ed November 14, 2007 / 11:31 AM

    Hmm…must the government change only if there are people dying because of what they do? Will this country only recognize change only when death is involved?

  2. Lord Zhilbar November 14, 2007 / 7:20 PM

    students’ discipline enhancement programme

    …bwuh? Must admit, that sounds like doublespeak for either a) brainwashing or b) a gathering to explore better METHODS of brainwashing.

  3. Nicholas.C November 15, 2007 / 3:02 AM

    Way to prove to the world they’re worse than the communists so many lives were lost defending our country from.

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