18 Sep '11, 11pm

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SINGAPORE: The announcement last week that Malaysia would repeal its Internal Security Act (ISA) has raised questions and generated debate as to whether Singapore should follow suit. Originally enacted by the colonial British authorities to deal with the Communist insurgency in Malaya after World War II, the ISA allows for preventive detention for renewable two-year periods where "it is necessary to do so" to prevent a person from acting in any manner prejudicial to Singapore's security and the maintenance of public order or essential services. The use of the ISA in Singapore has mirrored the evolving security threats. For much of the '50s and '60s, it was used against Communist activists and those attempting to subvert the state. The political use by the colonial authorities was evident as Singapore transitioned from being a colony to self-government to independence. From...

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