24 Oct '11, 1am

"Another question was on whether the detainees were tortured. Several ex-detainees at the seminar highlighted the...

"Another question was on whether the detainees were tortured. Several ex-detainees at the seminar highlighted the...

MARUAH organised a seminar on the Internal Security Act (ISA) on 22nd October 2011, as part of its human rights education initiative, to facilitate members of the public to learn more about the ISA. Assistant Professor Jack Lee from the School of Law, Singapore Management University, brought the seminar attendees through the history of the ISA. The Emergency Regulations Ordinance, introduced in 1948, had to be reviewed at regular intervals, and reissued if deemed necessary. This was then replaced by the Preservation of Public Security Ordinance, after the 1955 Hock Lee Bus riots. The ISA was enacted in Malaya in 1960. When Singapore joined Malaysia in 1963, the ISA was incorporated into Singapore law. After separation in 1965, the ISA was retained. Article 149 of the Constitution was highlighted as the provision which provided for the validity of the ISA, notwithstanding t...

Full article: http://maruah.org/2011/10/24/event-report-human-rights-ed...

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