KUALA LUMPUR, 23 July 2009: The Movement for the Abolition of the ISA (GMI) today submitted to the Istana Negara a memorandum calling for the abolition of the Internal Security Act (ISA).
GMI chairperson Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh handed over the memorandum to Istana Negara public relations officer Mohd Khairi Abdul Rahman at the security post at the main entrance of the palace.
Syed Ibrahim told reporters later that the GMI had also requested for an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, on 1 Aug to hand over a “people’s declaration” condemning the ISA.
“On that day, we expect about 100,000 people, comprising also representatives of non-governmental organisations and political parties, to walk in a procession to the Istana Negara from the Sogo shopping complex and Masjid Jamek to deliver the declaration,” he said.
He also said that GMI would apply for a police permit for the gathering and procession. — Bernama