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Teresa Kok gets RM350k award for ISA detention

PUTRAJAYA: Seputeh MP Teresa Kok won her appeal on Tuesday against the government over her detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) nine years ago. She was awarded RM350,000 in total damages. The Court of Appeal ruled that the High Court had erred in law when applying a test case, in reference to Kok’s situation, […]

My appeal against the High Court’s decision on my ISA detention in September 2008

This morning my assistant Edmund, my two interns and I went to the Court of Appeal for my appeal against the High Court’s decision on my ISA detention in September 2008. I was detained under the ISA over the false accusation against me that I had opposed azan of a mosque in Bandar Kinrara. In […]

No evidence produced against Teresa Kok, court told

PUTRAJAYA: Evidence pertaining to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s 2008 Internal Security Act (ISA) detention over allegations that she was involved in activities detrimental to public safety were not produced during the trial, the Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday.

I cannot agree with Mat Sabu more …….

It’s education and democracy, not “nonsensical laws” that can tackle terrorism, said Amanah president Mohamad Sabu. “Stop terrorism with education, democracy and so on. “There’s no need to enact new laws. The old acts were nonsense. The Sedition Act is nonsense too,” Mohamad told reporters at the DAP retreat in Subang Jaya today. The government […]

28th Anniversary of Ops Lalang

Today is 28th anniversary of the infamous Operasi Lalang. In 1987, more than 100 persons were detained under the draconian ISA on 27th October 1987. Today there is no more ISA, but Sedition Act and SOSMA are now being used against dissidents. Political darkness has again descended and Najib is certainly not a reformist nor […]

Malaysian Bar calls anti-terror bill ‘shameless revival of ISA’

The Malaysian Bar has urged Putrajaya to withdraw the recently tabled Prevention of Terrorism Bill 2015 (Pota) and bring all other legislation into line with its commitment to respect the rule of law and principle of natural justice. Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru said the bill should be withdrawn because the anti-terrorism bill was another […]

More questions on Pota from new Bar Council chief

TheAntDaily- KUALA LUMPUR: The new Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) which was tabled in Parliament on March 30 might not just be eerily similar to the dreaded Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) that was repealed, but also seems to amount to Malaysia reneging on its international obligations. As a non-permanent member of the United Nations […]

Cops knew Teresa Kok didn’t call for lower azan volume, court told

Police detained Seputeh MP Teresa Kok under the Internal Security Act for seven days despite finding no truth in allegations that she launched a petition to lower the volume of the azan (the call to prayer) at a mosque in Bandar Kinrara, the High Court heard today. Lawyer S. N. Nair submitted that there was […]

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