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July 26, 2007

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mahathir_fan

"The Malaysian government has warned it could use tough anti-terrorism laws against bloggers who insult Islam or the country's king."

I am warning the Malaysian government to be careful about using "anti terrorism law" or better known as the Internal Security Act.

The government must show that the security of the nation is in fact threatened to justify arrest under such law. I would like to propose that the judiciary be given powers to review the detainees held under this law. At present too much power over the detainees are in the hands of the executive branch.

If there are people who insult Islam or the King, there are already existing laws in placed to deal with such matters. There is no need to pull out the ISA.

Let's reserve the use of ISA on our political opponents.

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