Review or Repeal the ISA?

Should we review the ISA? Or should we just repeal it?

A forum has been organised, and anyone who wants to have their say on it is welcome to go to the forum.

Panelis        :    Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan (Presiden Majlis Peguam Malaysia)
:    YB Tian Chua (MP Batu & Bekas Tahanan ISA)
:    Saudara Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh (Pengerusi Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA)
:    Keluarga Tahanan ISA

Moderator       :     Saudari Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (AJK Hak Asasi Manusia (HRC) Majlis  Peguam Malaysia)

Tarikh             :    17 Jun 2008 (Selasa)

Masa               :    8.00pm-10.30pm

Tempat           :    KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (SCAH), Jalan Maharajalela, KL


I’d go if I could, but I’ll still be keeping an eye on what would happen during the forum.



2 Comments on “Review or Repeal the ISA?”

  1. Salak says:

    Don’t pls, re view it…!

    Exterminate it…!

    Exterminate the I and O and the SA!

    ISA and OSA !!!

    So you’ll have no more of those!!!
    I agree. We already have so many laws that “protect” us from supposed harm, from supposed terrorists. We don’t need draconian laws. Not in today’s time.

  2. tok mommy says:

    Dear Michelle,

    I say repeal the ISA. We dont need it.

    The man who helped draft the law, the late Reginald Hugh Hickling, said he could not imagine then that the time wou;ld come “when the power of detention, carefully and deliberately interlocked with Article 149 of the Constituion, would be used against political opponents, welfare workers and others dedicated to non-violent, peaceful activities.”

    Organised violence was the key preamble of the ISA and that he had drafted it to detain communist insurgents without trial but in later years “a lot of people were being arrested who had nothing to do with organised violence at all.”

    The ISA has caused a lot of sufferings and pain to families of detainees.

    I should know. My father was detained under ISA from 1976 to 1981.
    I agree with you. To me, it is against not only human rights, but also against common sense, to detain someone based on mere “suspect” and “allegation”, without giving them the benefit of any channel to defend themselves.

    Malaysians have moved on since GE2008. It’s about time our laws move forward too. With people like you supporting a move to repeal the ISA, God permit, we shall see it happen.

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