29 Sep '13, 12am

PCA has all the characteristics of ISA! - by P Ramakrishnan

by P Ramakrishnan 28 September 2013 It is worrying and troubling that the BN government has chosen to return to the days of darkness and abuse. This is what it means when the government tabled the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (PCA) on Wednesday, 23 September 2013. On the one hand, the BN government had repealed the Emergency Ordinance (EO) and Internal Security Act (ISA) with the Prime Minister guaranteeing over national television that there would be no more preventive detention. On the other hand, this hypocritical government is now tabling laws that will bring back with a vengeance the same detention without trial along with the ouster of the court’s jurisdiction over this detention. Instead of the Home Minister dishing out the detention order as was the practice in the past, now that infamous order will be imposed by a three-member Prevention of Crime Board for a perio...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2013/09/29/pca-has-all-the-ch...

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