Don't abuse preventive laws
The Government did abuse Internal Security Act (ISA) and Emergency Ordinance (EO). It detained people without trial; they could not charge the Government in court.
Now, the Government has repealed ISA and EO. As Malaysians face various crimes such as the Am Bank founder murdered in bright daylight yesterday, the police believe that criminals, who were previously detained under EO, are responsible for serious crimes. They form syndicates.
"We intend to bring it (existing laws), for the next parliamentary session, the provisions that can strengthen the capabilities of the police to act (against criminals)," says Datuk Seri Najib. We don't know what extra power will the police get.
Although the Prime Minister states that the Government is committed to upholding human rights, we reiterate that the police must not abuse the extra power. We need an effective mechanism to protect human rights.