On Sosma and Khairuddin’s detention

A few weeks ago, I wrote in this column about the offence of “activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy” and how it appeared that the authorities had been using this particular law to investigate, arrest and detain, people over issues relating to a state owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The offence of “activity detrimental to parliamentary democracy”, contained in Section 124B of the Penal Code, was introduced together with the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (better known as Sosma) in 2012 as replacement for the Internal Security Act.

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