25 Sep '11, 2am

Singapore 'faces pressure to repeal ISA', says Malaysian MP

Singapore 'faces pressure to repeal ISA', says Malaysian MP

Malaysian opposition MP Tian Chua (above) believes the Singapore Government is under 'tremendous pressure' to follow in Malaysia's footsteps in repealing the Internal Security Act (ISA), he said at a forum here on Saturday. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER By Andrea Ong Malaysian opposition MP Tian Chua believes the Singapore Government is under 'tremendous pressure' to follow in Malaysia's footsteps in repealing the Internal Security Act (ISA), he said at a forum here on Saturday. He cited two key factors: a less fearful electorate arising from the evolution of the democratic process, and historical links between both countries' uses of the ISA. Mr Chua, who was detained for two years from 2001 under Malaysia's ISA, was speaking at a forum organised by the Singaporeans for Democracy (SFD) political association. 'The ISA experience through these 40 years in Malaysia and Singapore i...

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