The group was responsible of carrying out the Bali nightclub bombing that killed 202 people and a series of church bombings in Indonesia on Christmas Eve 2000 that killed 19. The group also is accused of killing more than 50 people in bombings in the Philippines, including two blasts in Davao City.
In Indonesia the group inclusive it leader Abu Bakar Bashir were charged under treason but in Malaysia the group members were only detained under ISA, similar punishment with the Hindu's Rights Action Force (Hindraf), a non-violence organization with its main objective is to fight for Malaysian Indian right through memorandum and peaceful demonstrations. Whereas JI is a Muslim Extremist with its main objective is to establish Taliban type Muslim nation in South East Asia. It modus of operandi is to create havoc and to inflict as many casualties as possible especially to the non-Muslim populations.
Based on their modus of operandi, the members of JI group should be charged under treason or Penal Code and punish by death penalty just like what happened to the members of A-Maunah cult.
The announcement by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein about the release of the five JI detainees of which are Malaysians, will compromised the security of this country. Members of Malaysian JI have been brainwashed by Abu Bakar Beshir and willing to die in order to achieve their causes.
Hishamuddin (Keris Mudin) when spoke to reporters in his office in Putra Jaya said :
“I am satisfied that the detainees that I mentioned had shown positive response to the rehabilitation and that they have shown regret and realization of their actions.
“I really hope that the release of the detained could be done before we celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri so they can be together with their children and relatives,”
The five JI members released are Abdullah Daud, detained for 7 years 6 months, Mat Sah bin Mohd Satray, detained for 7 years and 3 months, Ahmad Kamil bin MD Hanapiah detained for 2 years and 4 months, Mohd Nasir bin Ismail @ Hassan, detained for 2 years and 4 months, and Muhammad Amir bin MD Hanapiah, detained for 2 years and 4 months. In April, a 13 ISA detainees were freed, including five members of the outlawed Hindraf organization, soon after Najib took office.
Bukit Tunggal strongly opposed to the release of the 5 extremists. They should be prosecuted under criminal law and be punished as a criminal, considering the damaged and human casualties inflicted by the group in SEA. So far Malaysians are lucky because the master mind for the group Nordin Mat Top is a Malaysian and the group have not targeting Malaysia yet. Therefore if the modus of operandi of the group diverted to Malaysia, Hishamuddin (Keris Mudin) should be held responsible. And being the ex-Malaysian Armed Forces member myself, I still cannot forget the incident of Pbt Mathiew who was cold bloodedly shot to death by Al-Maunah cult members just because he was a non-Muslim. JI is not different from Al-Maunah, as I said earlier, the government should not release them but instead they should be charged on treason or waging war against the King or Yang DiPertuan Agong!
"Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban"