New law replacing ISA will include detention without trial: Minister

(The Malaysian Insider) – The new law which will replace the Internal Security Act 1960 will still provide for detention without trial, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today.

He said countries such as United States, United Kingdom and Australia also practised detention without trial in the fight against terrorism. The US has the Patriot Act while UK and Australia have the Anti-Terrorism Act, he added.

Hishammuddin said there are some Malaysians being detained by the US in Guatanamo without trial for many years now.

The minister also said that Barisan Nasional, as the ruling government, would be responsible and abide by all new laws to be implemented in the interest of public well-being.