25 Sep '11, 2pm

[TOC] Abolish the ISA immediately

After all this time, the Internal Security Act continues to be controversial. We saw that at TOC’s Face To Face 2 forum [i] , where the question of the 1987 detentions of the so-called Marxist conspirators sparked a sharp exchange between candidate Mr Tan Jee Say and our current President Dr Tony Tan. And we’ve seen that over the past week, as the Ministry of Home Affairs scrambled to react first to Malaysia’s announcement that it will abolish its ISA, and then to the call by 16 Singapore ex-detainees to abolish our own ISA. The Online Citizen believes that the ISA in its current form is no longer relevant to or necessary in Singapore, and we therefore call for its abolition. In the past 2 decades, the ISA has been used primarily to fight terrorism and to counter espionage. If preventive detention continues to be necessary for those purposes, then the objective is better m...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/09/abolish-the-isa-immed...

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