PRESS STATEMENT : 12 APRIL 2001
RELEASE ALL THOSE DETAINED UNDER THE ISA !
ABOLISH ISA NOW!
Parti Sosialis Malaysia(PSM) calls on the Government to release immediately all the seven people detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and instead to charge them in court.
Hinting that the seven people were part of a secret group made up of 20 reformasi activists planning to topple the government, without any evidence, is not a justification for detention without trial.
To relate the reformasi
movement with a conspiracy to turn a planned gathering this Saturday to
commemorate Black 14, into riots is a serious allegation without any solid
Whatever allegations made, the Government must not resort to the ISA, the draconian law inherited from the British colonial masters.
With all the talks about unity
and progress, the Malaysian Government seems to take another step backward in
destroying democracy or whatever left of it, in this country.
PSM urges the Government, The
Prime Minister, the IGP or the Home Minister, to release without condition all
those detained under the ISA. Any attempt for further arrests under the ISA must
also be scrapped immediately.
PSM calls for the ISA to be abolished immediately.
Released By :
Dr. Mohd. Nasir Hashim