Detention without Trial

From the infamous Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) to the less well-known but often used Emergency (Public Order and Crime Prevention) Ordinance 1969 (EO), Malaysian history have been coloured with the presence of detention without trial to the point where enforcement agencies such as the Royal Malaysian Police think it as necessary to maintain any semblance of law and order.

Even when we repeal the ISA and EO, the Government of Malaysia saw fit to introduce new laws that permit detention without trial to replace the ‘void’ created by the absence of the ISA and EO.