Perak MB: Abolish ISA or review itPosted: April 28, 2008
IPOH: Review certain provisions in the Internal Security Act(ISA) or abolish it completely.
That was the appeal Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin reiterated to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during a PKR thanksgiving dinner here on Saturday.
“Please, if there is any room for a review of the provisions in the Act, do it. Or abolish the ISA completely,” he said.
Nizar said that at the very least, ISA detainees should be given the opportunity to interact with their lawyers and allow their cases to be tried in court.
“Now, they are detained without trial. This is not justice,” he said.
Nizar claimed he had broached the matter with the Prime Minister during their first hour-long meeting on April 18, adding that he was the first Mentri Besar to have done so.
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This has got to be the best thing I’ve heard from him so far. Press on for it, Datuk Seri!
Today’s going to be the first Parliamentary sitting. Wish I was there to see it!