16 September 2008
How Well You Know About ISA Act In Malaysia
The Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) (Malay: Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri) is a preventive detention law in force in Malaysia. The legislation was inherited by Malaysia after it gained independence from Britain in 1957.
In essence, it allows for the arrest and detention of any person without the need for trial in certain defined circumstances. Malaysia is one of the few countries in the world whose Constitution allows for preventive detention during peacetime without safeguards that elsewhere are understood to be basic requirements for protecting fundamental human rights.
Everyone knows about ISA even more when 5 HINDRAF leaders members were arrested under ISA because of raising racial issue which was deemed illegal in the multi-cultural society of Malaysia. Shall I again question the march by UMNO members in March in Penang? Racial issues were raised. Why the leaders of this march not arrested at all? Why Ahmad Ismail voice up the racism recently not arrested?in other way,the police arrest the Sin Chew reporter named Miss Tan and the blogger named Raja Petra Kamaruddin under ISA Act,who write on the truth news regarding Chinese ’squatters’ that speech speaked out by Admad Ismail himself.Do you think that is fair enough?Where is Human Rights in Malaysia??
With the ISA Act,Malaysia residents will be detained anytime and anywhere without the minister signature,so for being a long time the residents of Malaysia espeacialy Chinese will not voice up more even they are not satisfy to the topics of politic,because they are feared to get detained by policemen under the ISA Act.Myself opinion suggest to abolish the ISA Act,how do you think?