Tag: detention without trial
Suaram executive director says this appears to have become a trend following the re-detention of three immigration personnel who were also allegedly abused during the interrogation process.
He denounces the decision to lift the moratorium on controversial laws.
CAGED, LFL and Bersih 2.0 speak up against Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's warning that Poca may be used against money-laundering suspects.
Former PM says he regrets that detainees in Ops Lalang were tortured, as this was against the law.
Recalling Ops Lalang, Suaram adviser Kua Kia Soong says he saw Dr Mahathir as a paper tiger then, which helped him deal with trauma of ISA detention.
Former minister says those who disagree with Kua Kia Soong’s comparison of Dr Mahathir with Adolf Hitler should disassociate themselves from him.
Author Anne Munro-Kua says nothing can prepare a person for the experience of having a loved one detained under the ISA as her husband was in Ops Lalang.
Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto says PM Najib Razak is 'reviving the ghosts of political persecution' through various preventive laws.
DAP's Ramkarpal Singh says it may be seen to influence judges who may one day have to decide on the constitutionality of the amendments passed last week.
Ipoh Barat MP warns that the board could become the 'long arm' of the ministry if powers are only 'theoretically' transferred.
Bar president George Varughese says detainees are now deprived of the basic right to be heard, to know allegations against them and to give a response.
At present, board members can be reappointed only once for another three years.
The Suaram adviser says it's a question of atoning for one's wrongs, adding that all the ‘democrats’ who have forgiven Mahathir for the Operation Lallang detentions are ‘walking dead democrats’.
Turkey’s state-run news agency says Ihsan Aslan, Turgay Karaman and Ismet Ozcelik are being questioned by the country’s Counter-Terrorism Department.
Vishnu Moorthy Raja Singam claims in a habeas corpus application that the Prevention of Crime Act was misused to detain him for commercial crime investigations.
Padang Serai MP calls for ordinary criminals who are denied normal legal process to be guaranteed that their dependents’ are taken care of.
Bersih and Suaram also want anti-terrow laws abolished, saying there is adequate legislation to deal with terror and crime, in memorandum to human rights commission.
Suaram adviser Kua Kia Soong says Putrajaya continues to lie about detention without trial in other countries by not stating it does not apply to its own citizens.
Father of MyWatch chairman joins human rights group Suaram in handing memorandum to police protesting arrest under 'Poca law for hardcore criminals'.
Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture calls for release of those detained without trial and repeal of laws allowing for detention without trial.
It calls for the punishment of officials responsible for the alleged torture of Ali Abdul Jalil.
Rather than bring back the ISA, both state and society should address the root causes of communal thinking and work out feasible remedies.
The referendum is necessary following the actions of some irresponsible quarters who have stirred up sensitive issues.
The 1987 Ops Lalang was not undertaken due to a threat of racial riots as suggested by Umno MP Noh Omar. It was orchestrated by Umno to protect Dr Mahathir's leadership.