There is nothing that can support the continued existence and use of the most draconian and dangerous piece of legislation -- the Internal Security Act.
This Act has, largely, been abused in the last few decades. It is obsolete and has no relevance (to our society/our country) whatsoever except to be abused by political leaders in power.
Not even the argument that the ISA is a necessary evil -- for the detention of criminals for which a trial is no guarantee that they be put behind bars -- can convince me that "we still need the ISA".
Bollocks, I say!
I read with sadness about the death of 17 year-old Aina Mardiah Shahrial, the eldest daughter of Shahrial Sirin, an ISA detainee.
She died on July 3. Shahrial was unable to see his dying daughter due to a lack of urgency on the part of people who could make it very possible for him to be with her.
It is a heart-wrenching story. Rocky's Bru has open letter for Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar HERE.
Also Tehsin's HERE.
Several bloggers are planning to set up a fund for families of ISA detainees.
I think it is a great idea!