20 Sep '11, 1am

Former detainees call for abolition of ISA, calling its effect on Singapore society 'crippling and pernicious'

Former detainees call for abolition of ISA, calling its effect on Singapore society 'crippling and pernicious'

Former political detainee and Barisan Sosialis leader Lim Hock Siew. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN By Rachel Chang A group of 16 former detainees has called for Singapore's Internal Security Act (ISA) to be abolished, arguing that the safeguards which prevent its abuse are spurious. The 16 signatories of the statement include Barisan Sosialis members Lim Hock Siew and Poh Soo Kai, who were detained for close to 20 years each. They called the ISA's effect on Singapore society 'crippling and pernicious'. Their statement comes after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced plans last Thursday to repeal Malaysia's ISA and replace it with terrorism-specific laws.

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