Part I of our discussions was posted a week ago here.
Last Sunday, we had a part II, which dwelved into arguments FOR and AGAINST a law such as the Internal Security Act (ISA)…. and how we, as the rakyat, must make a decision…. and carry out actions!!
In 1987, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi: “Laws such as the Internal Security Act have no place in modern Malaysia. It is a draconian and barbaric law.”
In 2003 Prime Minister Abdullah called the ISA:
“a necessary law,” and argued “We have never misused the Internal Security Act. All those detained under the Internal Security Act are proven threats to society.”
2008, Rear Admiral (R) Tan Sri K. Thanabalasingam :
“If the government decides to do away with the ISA, an “Anti-Terrorism Act” should be enacted to check the worldwide terrorism threat. This act should be very specific and clear in its intent and should be used only for this purpose.
The ISA has mutated in its use over the past 30 years or so and is now being used for what it was never intended.”
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Bring friends & family for a good Sunday evening of knowing more about a topic that has gained so much publicity (thru RPK, Hindraf5, GMI) but perhaps still very much lack the public knowledge of it.