PUTRAJAYA – A minister in the Prime Minister’s Department today denied that Isa Samad’s arrest was a charade planned by Barisan Nasional.
Shahidan Kassim also dismissed accusations that the government was behind the arrest of the former Felda chairman, calling these “unfair” and challenging those behind them to furnish evidence of their claims.
“Don’t tell me everything that happens is because of the government’s directive.
“We have no time to do such things. We have many other things to do to help the people,” he told reporters when met at a function here.
Earlier today, PKR vice-president Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin had urged for Isa to be brought to justice and warned Putrajaya against putting up a charade by arresting individuals without charging them as the people were fed up with such tactics.
Yesterday, an NGO which fights for the rights of Felda settlers also said it hoped Isa’s arrest was not a political charade ahead of the 14th general election.