The struggle against the ISA

Prema Devaraj explains how Aliran played a role in raising awareness of Malaysia's draconian acts over the past years. 

Public forum in Penang: Return of preventive detention?

Aliran is holding a public forum on the amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act and the Penal Code on 12 November in Penang....

Aliran condemns passing of PCA Amendments Bill

Aliran is appalled at the manner in which the proposed amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (PCA) have been bulldozed through parliament....

Lust for power sustained through ISA

Twenty five years ago, Malaysia witnessed what one person could do to sustain his lust for power. His unabated lust for power unleashed the...

Looking beyond elections: Civil society, democracy and the ISA

Change happens because ordinary people decide that they can no longer tolerate any action by the state that harms the greater common good, writes...

Najib’s nuggets on the ISA

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...

Bebaskan 45 tahanan ISA

Berikutanmogok lapar yang dilancarkan oleh tahanan ISA, keadaan tahanan dilaporkan semakin lemah apabila ada dalam kalangan tahanan yang tidak mengambil sebarang makanan dan minuman,...

Feudal culture of subservience very much alive

Unless there is a paradigm cultural shift in how the institutions of justice operate, any changes in repressive laws will not bring about the...

A half-step forward!

Parliament today voted to pass the Security Offences Bill to replace the ISA. Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj describes what happened in the House.At 3.45pm...

ISA perlu dimansuhkan; akta pengganti tidak diperlukan

The position of the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) is very clear: the ISA must go and it should not be replaced with the new...

Government must withdraw new Security Bill, repeal ISA immediately

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...

End use of Internal Security Act

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...

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