17 Sep '11, 2am

Think Centre renews call for Singapore to abolish ISA

Think Centre renews call for Singapore to abolish ISA

~Kong Soon Tan/President of Think Centre ~ Think Centre (TC), one of Singapore’s oldest political NGO, welcomes and applauds the announcement by the Malaysian government to repeal the controversial 51-year-old law allowing detention without trial and ease other legislations curbing civil liberties. The ISA allows an individual to be held virtually indefinitely for acts considered a threat to national security or to prevent such acts. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak added that the Banishment Act would be repealed while he will do away with the need for annual publishing permits under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA). He also said that the Police Act would be amended to allow for freedom of assembly according to international norms, although street protests would still be outlawed. Since TC’s founding in 1999, one of the first human rights issues that it...

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