16 Sep '11, 6am

Singapore should consider scrapping ISA

A culture has grown around the Internal Security Act with LKY as its chief priest. With this Act he commands respect far beyond what the citizenry is willing to vouchsafe him or anyone else. For who would willingly tolerate the demonic power of an Act which claims the right to reduce anyone to a nonentity, nay of less value than a dog. With this Act he could put any man behind bars and talk to him no more. He could do that to any man or woman he pleases. Because a whole army of sycophants would go to work for him on the ISA, starting from the AG. The value to LKY of such a piece of legislation has been immeasurable. It enabled him to commandeer paid officials of the State to guard his pedestal of power. The culture of apprehension at will has spread all over the sphere of Law to include the judiciary. Too much is built by the ISA to risk the dismantling of the ISA in Singa...

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