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Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman likens terror bill to Orwell’s 1984 novel

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Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman is among the opponents of the anti-terror bill, and for him, the measure is bound to create a Big Brother society.

In a Facebook post, Lagman said the George Orwell’s novel 1984 introduced the idea of thought crimes.

It means people could be punished just for thinking certain things.

He said this was not much different from the anti-terror bill because people could be arrested on a mere suspicion that one is involved in terroristic activities.

He also shared a post from a lawyer who suggested that the lawmakers craft an anti-corruption bill and people could be arrested on mere suspicion of corruption.

Why doesn’t Congress pass a measure like this, he asked.

For sure, the anti-corruption bill will get more supporters!

“Sa libro ni George Orwell na “1984” pag naisip mo pa lang, krimen na. Kaya tinawag niya itong “thought crime”. Sa libro din na ‘to nilikha ni Orwell and salitang “Big Brother”. Isang lider ng pangkalahatan na alam ang lahat nang ginagawa 24/7 ng mga mamamayan.

Parang “Terror Bill” lang na sa “tamang hinala” pwede ka na arestuhin. Sana gumawa din ang Kongreso ng ganitong batas:

Photo and text below courtesy of Atty. Joan De Venecia Fabul.” Lagman posted.