LETTER | There is a recent trend of backtracking on human rights promises of the new gov't now they are in power.
Muhyiddin Yassin says areas of focus include detention periods, police’s powers of arrest and judicial intervention.
UPDATED 10.40PM | He says the AG is already preparing the necessary legislation to repeal the law.
The Home Ministry, in a parliamentary reply, says the committee is currently studying the relevance of six laws.
The committee will determine if laws such as Sosma, Pota and Poca are to be abolished or amended.
Musa Hassan warns of significant rise in criminal activity if security laws abolished.
Lawyer Syahredzan Johan urges Harapan to consult all stakeholders in their quest to trash draconian BN-era laws.
Saari Sungib writes open letter to Dr M asking for Sosma, Poca, and Pota to be scrapped on Aug 31.
A special committee is being set up by the Home Ministry to review all laws under its purview.
LETTER | If the release of Anwar can be expedited, then that of M'sians detained under anti-freedom laws can be too.
We, the 36 undersigned civil society organisations, trade unions and groups, are appalled to hear about the case of Siti Noor Aishah Atam, a 29-year-old Malaysian woman, who was arrested for the alleged possession of 12 books, detained, tried and acquitted by the court, and thereafter re-arrested and detained under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca).
He cites US Patriot Act to defend preventive detention, but this law does not allow it, says Surendran.
MP SPEAKS | What will curb terrorism is better police and intelligence work.
India also wants to learn the anti-terrorism law practised in Malaysia, says DPM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.