Laila is the wife of ex-ISA detainee Mat Sah Mohd Satray, one of the five detainees released yesterday.
He was in Kamunting for 7 years 3 months.
This is what she wrote in her blog Merah Hitam.
"Tiada siapa yang akan faham bagaimanakah perasaan keluarga dan dan mangsa ISA dalam situasi begini. 7 tahun yang berlalu tak akan dapat di ganti kembali dengan mudah....namun kami akan cuba menyesuaikan diri dengan suasana baru ,menerima seseorang yang telah 7 tahun dipisahkan dari kami." -
The others are:
Abdullah Daud (who was detained for 7½ years);
Ahmad Kamil Md Hanapiah (two years and four months);
Mohd Nasir Ismail @Hassan (two years and fourmonths); and,
Muhammad Amir Md Hanapiah (two years and four months).
There are now nine detainees left in the Kamunting detention centre near Taiping.Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, announcing their release yesterday, said that the five were found to have responded positively to rehabilitation efforts and felt remorse for their past actions.
I am just so happy for Laila and her children....and the families of all the other detainees.
My dad was detained for about 5 years. And that felt like eternity. Mat Sah was in for more than 7 years.
Alhamdulillah syukur..., is all I can say.
*Since Najib Razak took office as PM in April, 29 detainees have been released.