Monday, November 03, 2008

LDP, another BN party, calls for the review of the ISA

Yet another BN party calls for the review of the ISA - and this is good..

Better if they call for the repeal of the ISA and other Detention Without Trial laws as well..
SANDAKAN, Nov 2 (Bernama) -- The Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) 19th annual congress today passed a resolution calling on the government to review the Internal Security Act (ISA) and New Economic Policy (NEP).

More than 1,000 party delegates at the congress unanimously passed the resolution before the one-day congress was closed by LDP president Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

Liew, who is also Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister, said the LDP strongly urged the government to review the ISA to determine if it was still relevant and if yes, to clearly define the scope of the Act within which it was applicable...

....He said the LDP top leadership would study the resolution and submit it to the Barisan Nasional top leadership and government....

...Earlier when opening the congress, Liew said the ISA was no longer relevant to the present situation in the country as Malaysia no longer faced any communist insurgency as it did before in the 1960's.

"The situation in the country has since changed. While we cannot deny the fact that global terrorism is threatening us and our national security, we must have a comprehensive policy to deal with terrorists as distinct from legitimate political opponents and dissidents," he said. -, 2/11/2008, LDP Congress Calls For Review Of ISA, NEP

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