We feature a glimpse of what certain ISA detainees went through in the past and also showcase a collection of books by previous ISA detainees, recounting their painful experience in detention.
They stripped me of everything, starting with my own clothing, and my rights as a human being, recalls Lim Chin Chin of her ISA detention during Operation Lalang.
P Ramakrishnan reminds us of the abuse meted out under the ISA – all in the name of national security.
Abdullah’s regime can only take the freedom from my body but it can never take the heaven from my heart for God alone is sufficient for us, writes Sheih ‘Kickdefella’ of his experience in detention.
“I felt that my detention had been arranged in such a way that God was trying to use my innocence to educate the public on politics,” says Teresa Kok. She was arrested on 12 September 2008 at about 11.00pm, becoming the first female Malaysian MP detained under ISA.
I promised Pet that I would do everything I possibly could with the help of the people to get him released and I would stay strong and tough to keep that promise, recalls Marina Lee Abdullah.
Invariably, the extensive powers vested in the Executive and the Police have resulted in an abuse of these powers, observes Francis Loh.
Internal Security Act is a harsh law that has no place in a democratic society. P Ramakrishnan tells us why the ISA is evil and why it has to go – now.
During her brief detention under the ISA, which was filled with a lot of uncertainty, journalist Tan Hoon Cheng felt an some unknown strength that supported her throughout.
From the way my interrogation was going, they were trying to kill two birds with one stone, says Raja Petra Kamarudin. First Syed Hamid would have a strong defence against the suit that I am to file against him plus they can ensure how good my lawyers may be in defending me in the sedition and criminal defamation charges; I will never see freedom anyway.