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.


Public forum: Return of preventive detention?

Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Venue: Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang (next to Penang Governor’s Residence)
Time: 8.00pm


Mr Christopher Leong, Bar Council president
Topic: Amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act

YB Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, Pas legal advisor, MP for Sepang
Topic: Amendments to the Penal Code

Dr Prema Devaraj, Aliran exco member
Topic: A civil society perspective and response

Moderator: Dr Francis Loh, Aliran president

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10 Nov 2013 3.53pm

As long as the Bail Act exists you will have detention without trial. At least where the presumption of bail is reversed or the threat of absconding exists in any matter. The pretentious conscience of the people like Netto do no understand that there will always be a case for detention without trial. No need to call it the ISA. Call it by any other name and you will have detention without trial.

Teh LamSam
Teh LamSam
8 Nov 2013 11.05pm

How about expanding ALIRAN’s influence in KL by holding a similar forum in KL? Best regards
Teh LS

9 Nov 2013 3.21pm
Reply to  Teh LamSam

Thanks for the suggestion.