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What happens under ISA detention

What happens under ISA detention

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised to review the ISA when he came into office in April 2009. But the government continues to defend the need for detention without trial in the interest of “national security”. In the meantime, those who have been detained under the ISA tell stories of state abuse of power and torture.

In this second of a series of interviews with former ISA detainees, The Nut Graph speaks with Mat Sah Mohd Satray and his wife, Norlaila Othman, about his arrest and detention under the ISA in April 2002.

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Signature campaign to free Manoharan, ISA detainees

Signature campaign to free Manoharan, ISA detainees

SHAH ALAM, 5 May 2009: Selangor Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has launched a signature campaign to demand for the immediate release of Kota Alam Shah assemblyperson M Manoharan and other Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees. Selangor executive councillor and Kinrara assemblyperson Teresa Kok said Selangor PR has also formed a committee called the Release Manoharan & […]

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Najib’s ploy

Najib’s ploy

LEST we allow our new prime minister to get away with a slick public relations exercise, here are some cold hard statistics about previous prime ministers and the Internal Security Act (ISA). In July 1981, two weeks into office as prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad released 21 ISA detainees. As he himself candidly admitted […]

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Dian Abdullah claimed that while she was singing the national anthem, she was pulled from behind and beaten by police. “Three of them pulled my son and arrested him when he sang the national anthem,” said Dian, who had to have four stitches on her head at Assunta Hospital. She later lodged a police report for police brutality at the PJ district police headquarters.

Bersih’s first anniversary ends in arrests

POLICE arrested 23 people on the night of 9 Nov 2008 while they were singing the national anthem during a candlelight vigil in Petaling Jaya to commemorate the first anniversary of the Bersih street demonstration. DAP Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua, DAP state assemblyperson for Kampung Tunku Lau Weng San, Petaling […]

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