Here is another bad news. This time from home.
Apparently when a big part of the world, Christians and non-Christians, were busy preparing for their Christmas celebration, a Pahang-based blogger, Cucu Mat Kilau (“a grandson of a Pahang Malay nationalist hero”) was arrested by the police at about 10 am on Christmas Eve and released around 12.30 pm.
His release was on the ground that he was negative in the urine test (for drug addicts) but during his arrest, the special branch officers were interested on his blogs, ironically one warning about Malaysia becoming a Police State.
What shall we do? How shall you feel? Feel panic because there will be another crackdown, and this time on bloggers? No, your fear will only invite more arrests. Feel angry every time something goes wrong. You anger makes the wrongdoers think twice – your resistance and counter-move may not be what they look for in the first place.
It’s the choice since time immemorial: Fight or Flight. Fear prepares one for flight while anger get one ready for fight. Your choice and their choice are inter-dependent. When one party chooses to flight, the other party will likely choose to fight and pursue the flighting party.
The choice is yours: fear or anger?