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The Star: Use of EO in the spotlight

The Star: Use of EO in the spotlight

“The EO6 has opened many people’s eyes. Now people want to know more about the EO.”

The Star: Trio banished for motorcycle theft

The Star: Trio banished for motorcycle theft

PusatRakyatLB’s test case, currently in the works to free 3 youths held under EO.

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The Star: 722 held under EO this year

The Star: 722 held under EO this year

Emergency Ordinance statistics from Bukit Aman as of August 2011.

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BC: Use Of EO & ISA Proves Government Lacks Commitment To The Rule Of Law

BC: Use Of EO & ISA Proves Government Lacks Commitment To The Rule Of Law

These detentions under the EO and ISA raise serious questions, such as why action has not been taken under the Penal Code and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007. Instead, the authorities have chosen to rely on preventive detention legislation that is devoid of any proper regard and safeguards for human rights. The EO and the ISA are convenient tools for the police, as their use means that no evidence need be produced in a court of law to support the police’s allegations. This entirely sidesteps adherence to the due process of the law.

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