Dr M may argue that he was not the perpetrator of human rights violations under the ISA as he did not physically or directly commit such acts. But, as Angeline Loh points out, nobody who was leader of a government at the time of such violations can wipe out the past.
Because of its deployment of the ISA as a political tool, Malaysia will always remain a “quasi” or semi-democracy, says Johan Saravanamuttu.
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.
The sixth and last Abolish ISA vigil will be held in Penang on Friday night, 17 October, at 9.00pm in front of the Dewan Sri Pinang. On Sunday, GMI is organising a commemoration of the 21st anniversary of Operasi Lalang at the open space outside Prangin Mall from noon. Be there to show your solidarity!