So Home Minister, next parliament sitting, you are supposed to try and table amendments to the ISA act…. even though there have been many suggestions/proposals that the current ISA act simply has to be abolished completely as it is outdated, old and with too much room for abuse… and abuse it has been, politically.
This is convenient… threaten to arrest arsonists (the places of worship attacks) with ISA, even though there’s no need to.. then remind everyone that “In the case of the attacks on places of worship, only 19 people have been remanded and (even then) it is not an ISA issue,” …. Then why bring it up at all??? Easy way to justify your precious ISA’s existence, uh?
I hate political opportunists!!
Oh ya… of course… arrest 50 fellas quietly under ISA… choose which ones are good to keep… Keep 10 (or is it 12) and release the rest… linking them to “unamed international terror organisations”…. do a press release only after a human rights lawyer expose the arrests.
Scary lah!! Who are these 50 and the 10-12 still detained? local or foreign… still scary…. Why? because the ISA does not allow anyone to question the arrests, nor know their well being as human beings!
What’s scarier is the government using these as justifications NOT to abolish the ISA… and leave it to be used politically again when convenient.
We need a new law to counter terrorism… it is called an Anti Terrorism Act… new, up-to-date and with checks and balances so no abuses of power and human rights…. get rid of this old ISA crap.
Hisham… don’t be lazy lah… go do your homework. If you need help… plenty of good help around… just ask.