Below is a paragraph about Najib and the ISA that I wrote on July 31st 2009 in my posting titled : "Each new day is the dawn of a new Horror" at the following link:
Despite the advisers and ‘sahabats’ that you now have around you none have been able to make you understand what it is that you need do to win the hearts and mind of the people. Who will do so?
I can. Lim Kit Siang can, Karpal Singh can. Even Anwar Ibrahim can - and they will do so despite the fact that if you are able to win the hearts and minds of the people it would mean that you are knocking another nail into their coffin.
They will all say the same thing. Scrap the ISA. You do that and there will be an immediate increase in you popularity ratings from 65% to 75%...and they will be happy - for what you did what was right.
But what about the “subversive elements” in the country? Najib you have the Special Branch, PDRM, the Army, MACC, the Judiciary System and an AG who will take instructions from you. You have many other instruments of State that you could use to ‘manage’ these subversive elements.
Yes Pakatan Rakyat will claim that they made you abolish the ISA – but that still will not overshadow the fact that it was Najib Razak who returned freedom to the Rakyat by the abolishment of the ISA. No Najib, abolishing the ISA will not be a ‘brave’ political decision – (‘brave’ in political terms would normally mean ‘suicidal’ lah….) it will be the right thing to do.