Tears for the maverick


Happy return: On Jan 20, 1994, Dr Jeffrey was greeted by scores of his supporters at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport, upon his release from restricted residence in Negri Sembilan.

THERE’S a difference between reading a newspaper headline and glancing at the personal documents from two and a half years of detention without trial.

Last week, I had the rare opportunity to visit the Keningau house of a former ISA (Internal Security Act) detainee, Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, to go through documents he wrote and received while in the Kamunting detention camp in Perak.

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