ISA is the primary piece of anti-terror legislation being enforced in Malaysia, under which an individual can be held for upto 60 days without a warrant or recourse to trial or access to legal counsel, merely on the basis of suspicion. After the 60 day period ends, the detainee’s case is referred to the Home Secretary who can extend the detention period for two more years which is then renewable indefinitely.
UPDATE @ 03 February 2010
ISA prisoner Mat Sah Satray released under harsh control orders
UPDATE @ 9 July 2008
Mat Sah still languishes in prison, six years after his arrest under the Internal Security Act.
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