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Published: Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 6:02:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 10, 2014 MYT 11:06:03 PM

IGP Khalid: Bring back ISA

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar wishes for a return of the Internal Security Act (ISA) as the law will provide better security for the people.

“Current laws such as SOSMA is good but what is the harm of having additional laws such as the ISA.

“I am supportive of the ISA and any law that could assist the police in making the country safer,” he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Friday.

“I am a law enforcement officer...of course I would hope for a law that can assist me in the line of duty.

“However, I abide by Parliament’s wishes in enforcing existing laws. On that note, I also hope the Prevention of Crime Act (PCA) would be introduced soon as well,” he said.

The ISA was abolised last year and the last batch of eight detainees were released from Kamunting Detention Centre last week.

The SOSMA was introduced for preventive detention last year.

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