15 Sep '11, 10pm

Malaysia to abolish ISA

Malaysia will replace its ISA with 2 new anti-terrorism laws to better tackle the real security threats of today's world. They will also allow freedom of assembly according to international norms. We should not do it just because Malaysia is doing it - that is not what I suggest. But we should really ask ourselves why we need these laws when all developed countries and hundreds of countries around the world can ensure security of its citizens without compromising their basic human rights - is this a false compromise? Is our police and intelligence so inefficient? In Singapore, the ISA has a history of being used against legitimate political alternativies, in particular, socialists who were trying to bring about a more equal society. Today these archaic laws are part of the climate of fear that persists in Singapoream society. As long as they exist, they will tie the PAP to...

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