Dewan Rakyat votes against five-year extension of 28-day detention under Sosma

KUALA LUMPUR: A bid by the government to continue with the powers to detain suspects for up to 28 days without trial under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) failed after the Dewan Rakyat voted against it.

The motion tabled by Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (pic) to extend the enforcement of subsection 4(5) of Sosma for another five years beginning from July 31, 2022, was defeated after it was put to a bloc vote following a heated debate.

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