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Parliament: New Laws Need To Consider National Security

By Wednesday October 5th, 2011 No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 (Bernama) — The two new laws formulated to replace the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 need to take into consideration ways to deal with sensitive issues, Datuk Ibrahim Ali (Independent-Pasir Mas) said.

He said these included matters pertaining to religion, race and the position of the Malay rulers as well as the safeguards provided for under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.

“Security does not have not a price…the government must be firm in its stand that what was being done was for the good of the people,” he said when debating on the Restricted Residence (Repeal) Bill 2011 in the Dewan Rakyat Wednesday.

The bill was tabled for the second reading by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and was later approved without amendments.

Ibrahim said the world today was no longer safe in view of the various issues being played up especially through the new media.

He also proposed the setting up of what he described as a high profile committee with the Home Minister, Attorney-General, Inspector-General of Police and the chairman of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) as members.

He said the committee would determine whether a person who had infringed the law governing sensitive issues need to be detain without trial.

Source : Bernama

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