Saturday, September 20, 2008

Signature movement against ISA - Star


About 200 people signed up to protest the Internal Security Act (ISA) during a signature campaign at the Taman Free School market here.

Jelutong Member of Parliament Jeff Ooi and Datuk Keramat assemblyman Jagdeep Singh Deo spoke at the market, urging the people to support the campaign.

Jagdeep Singh said his party the DAP was against the arrest of Sin Chew Daily senior reporter Tan Hoon Cheng, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin under the ISA.

Tan was released after 18 hours and Kok afetr seven days in detention.

Ooi said the original use of the ISA was to detain extremists, not civilians.

“The country should be progressing and not regressing with the use of the ISA,” he said.

He also said although Tan and Kok have been released, Raja Petra and the five Hindraf leaders were still under detention, adding that “our ultimate goal is to abolish the Act.”

1 comment:

Dr. Rubyrex said...

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. Preventive detention first became a feature of the then Malaya in 1948 primarily to combat the armed insurgency of the Malayan Communist Party.
Source: wikipedia

Today's (21-Sept-08)STAR PRESS says that "NO REVIEW" in ISA by Syed Hamid Albar.

Thus, it will continue to miss-use/abuse by certain political individual/groups to prtotect their interest, and causes instability, insecurity, fears to innocent people of Malaysia.

Let's unite and say no to ISA