16 Sep '11, 2am

Lee Hsien Loong: Singapore “will consider scrapping ISA if KL does so” | The Online Citizen

Lee Hsien Loong: Singapore “will consider scrapping ISA if KL does so” | The Online Citizen

from The Straits Times dated 3 February 1991: – Singapore will seriously consider abolishing the Internal Security Act if Malaysia were to do so, said Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Brigadier-General (Res) Lee made this response to seven Malaysian journalist s in his office recently when asked why the ISA was still needed in Singapore even though the Communist Party of Malaya no longer posed a threat. He said that if Malaysia did not abolish the same Act, which provides for indefinite detention without trial, it must have its reasons. In the interview published in the Nanyang Siang Pau, a Malaysian daily and Lianhe Zaobao yesterday, BG Lee said: “Communism may be dead, but it is not the only threat. We must still deal with other groups, like religious extremists – members of a Malay group were arrested under the Act for making preparations to commemorate the May 13...

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