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Malaysia government says it will not revive Internal Security Act

Published on Jan 12, 2014 12:50 PM
 
The Malaysian government has said it will not revive the abolished Internal Security Act (ISA) despite calls to do so in order to counter extremist acts. Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (above) said the government instead will look to amend or draw up new laws to counter such security threats. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

The Malaysian government has said it will not revive the abolished Internal Security Act (ISA) despite calls to do so in order to counter extremist acts.

Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the government instead will look to amend or draw up new laws to counter such security threats.

"What were said by several leaders including the Inspector General of Police can be considered but it is not easy to revive the ISA," Mr Zahid was quoted as saying in a report by the Bernama national news agency on Saturday.

He added that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had taken all views into account when making the decision.

 
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