+++++Blog dalam proses pembikinan semula....terima kasih... +++++++

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Guan Eng: No need to review, just abolish ISA

The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN: The Internal Security Act should be repealed and not reviewed as suggested by Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

"When something is evil, it should be abolished. There are no two ways about it," he said.

"I would like to encourage all Malaysians to call on the government to release all ISA detainees and to repeal the Act.

"In the spirit of justice, it is our responsibility to be part of the cause to end this flagrant injustice and uphold the spirit of humanity," he said when opening Human Rights Training Programme jointly organised by Era Consumer Malaysia and Penang DAP Youth Wing on Sunday.

On May 23, Dr Koh, who is former Chief Minister, suggested that the government set up a Parliamentary Select Committee to examine the various aspects of the ISA.

He said the review should make the Act compliant with basic human rights principles with clear criteria and safeguards.

However, Lim said it was internationally recognised that the detention of persons without trial was in violation of the rule of law, human rights and the principles of a democratic government.

"A draconian government is more frightening than a ferocious tiger. What we need are institutions that protect the interests of the people," he added.

He said in a country like Malaysia, some might argue that certain issues were too sensitive to be spoken about or discussed openly.

"But silence and closed doors promote distrust and frustration. It encourages prejudices and misconceptions of some sections of society," he said.

He said the country's future depended on the ability of all Malaysians to openly discuss and express their views on all issues.

Speaking to newsmen later, he said he would bring up the proposal to repeal the Act in Parliament.

"There's not much we can do except wait for a change in the federal government. Until then, we can only keep the flame going. As long as hope is alive, change is possible," he added.


Carian dalam Tau Takpe

masukkan je apa-apa yg nak dicari

Tau takpe

Blog arkib berita dari pelbagai media dan blog-blog sebagai simpanan dan rujukan pemilik blog. Segala catatan pendapat dan pandangan adalah dari sudut kacamata dan tafsiran pemilik blog ini sendiri melalui pemerhatian dan kajian berkenaan isu dan fakta yang dikumpulkan. Anda dialu-alukan memberikan pendapat dan berkongsi idea dalam memantapkan blog ini.

- OrangKita (OK) -

Video mesti tengok!!!

| Web blog Tau Takpe dipaparkan sejak 20 Mac 2008 | Copyright 2007 © template by delang[at]delang-d.blogspot.com | Paparan terbaik dengan Firefox |