It is 2015 now and we see the demon of Operasi Lalang rearing its ugly head again with more arrests under an array of oppressive laws, notes Kasthuri Patto.
Police moved in to disperse anti-ISA vigils last night and arrest some of those gathered in major cities nationwide. Yesterday marked 50 years of the draconian law.
The events were organised by the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI). In Petaling Jaya, 29 protesters were arrested. They were all released by dawn the next day.
Hassan Karim provides an eye-witness impression of the massive Abolish ISA rally in KL today, during which 589 courageous Malaysians were arrested.
Kuala Lumpur, 1 Ogos
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