what are the amendments? why didn’t reveal to us the amendments? as it is now, the amendments will be sent to the attorney general for approval, and after the AG had approved, it will be tabled at parliament. is it that we should not know about the amendments until it is bought to parliament for tabling? is it that anything brought to the AG is secret? then can the public give their opinion when the amendments are made known at parliament? the AG seems to be so powerful! everything must pass to his hands e.g. police investigation report, pass to him to see if he will press charges. and that’s the biggest worry of all – since we know that the AG is on umno’s side.
the ISA should not be amended. the ISA should be abolished all together! SAY NO TO ISA!!
say, since the government/police allow such a huge protest on the street regarding the israeli attack, they should also allow us to go on the street to protest against ISA!! will they? gabungan mansuhkan ISA (GMI – the abolish ISA movement) should consider organising one!!
ISA amendments to be tabled in July
The Home Ministry is expected to table amendments to the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) and two other laws in Dewan Rakyat next month.
Deputy Home Minister Abu Seman Yusop (left) said the two are the Dangerous Drugs Act (Special Preventive Measures) 1985 and Emergency Ordinance (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) 1969.
“The amended draft has been sent to the attorney-general’s (chambers) for approval and once approved, it will be tabled,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.
He added that three other laws – Restricted Residence Act 1933, Banishment Act 1959 and Crime Prevention Act 1959 – are being reviewed.
In March, the cabinet approved amendments to the ISA and six related laws to ensure a comprehensive change in dealing with security issues.
Abu Seman said the ISA would be streamlined with current circumstances, namely ministerial powers, duration of detention, police power, rights and treatment of detainees and abolishment of several sections of the Act.
He added that the amendments were done with consultation from 13 NGOs and prominent individuals.