Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GMI: Scrap ISA, not amend it

No amount of amendments to the Internal Security Act (ISA) is going to make the legislation any less draconian, said the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) today.

The government has recently announced that there will be amendments made to five key areas in the law when Parliament resumes its sitting next week.

However, the anti-ISA coalition questioned the government's commitment to amend the Act as the proposed changes would not touch on the indefinite detention period without trial under the law.

The movement, which is a coalition supported by more than 80 non-governmental and political organisations, has instead demanded that the ISA be abolished altogether.

[More to follow]

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