11 Apr '12, 6am

Criticism grows over ISA replacement’s threat to basic rights - by Shannon Teoh (TMI)

By Shannon Teoh The Malaysian Insider Apr 11, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Putrajaya’s law to replace the Internal Security Act (ISA) has met with growing criticism over claims that it persists in denying basic liberties, just hours after being tabled in Parliament. Global civil liberties watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement this morning the Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012 will “open the door to a range of future abuses” if it is passed, as expected, by the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN). DAP lawyer Gobind Singh Deo also added to criticism by his counterparts from the Bar Council who said yesterday the Bill must be reviewed as “counter-terrorism laws… must not usurp the very rights and freedoms that the terrorists themselves are threatening.” HRW’s deputy Asia director Phil Robertson criticised the provision for a 28-day detention without jud...

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