Twenty five years ago, Malaysia witnessed what one person could do to sustain his lust for power. His unabated lust for power unleashed the worst traits in the Barisan Nasional to imprison 106 innocent Malaysians to keep the BN in power.
Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (Abolish ISA Movement)
Change happens because ordinary people decide that they can no longer tolerate any action by the state that harms the greater common good, writes Christopher Chong.
The Prime Minister’s belief that the ISA has enhanced the political careers of those detained under this obnoxious law has prompted Martin Jalleh to come up with a novel proposal.
Berikutanmogok lapar yang dilancarkan oleh tahanan ISA, keadaan tahanan dilaporkan semakin lemah apabila ada dalam kalangan tahanan yang tidak mengambil sebarang makanan dan minuman, mengikut Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA.
Unless there is a paradigm cultural shift in how the institutions of justice operate, any changes in repressive laws will not bring about the desired change, writes Ronald Benjamin.
Parliament today voted to pass the Security Offences Bill to replace the ISA. Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj describes what happened in the House.
The position of the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) is very clear: the ISA must go and it should not be replaced with the new Security Offences (Special Measures) Act.
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) renewed its calls for the immediate repeal of Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA), and urged the Malaysian government to withdraw the new Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012, tabled in Parliament on 10 April 2012.
The Malaysian government’s detention of 13 people under the Internal Security Act (ISA) contradicts Prime Minister Najib Razak’s pledge in September 2011 to repeal the abusive law and is a setback for reform, Human Rights Watch said on 21 November in a letter to the prime minister.
The Malaysian government must halt detentions under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), Amnesty International said on 17 November, after the authorities said they had used the law to detain 13 people this week.