Give update on ISA detainees

I am heartened that the Ministry of Home Affairs has used the Internal Security Act (ISA) to nip the problem of radicalism and terrorism in the bud ("27 radicalised Bangladeshis held under ISA"; Jan 21).

Perhaps now would be an opportune time to inform Singaporeans about the status of the remaining detainees held under the ISA for suspected terrorist activities.

I believe most of them have been in custody for more than two years. Any security risk or outstanding information to be obtained would have decreased by this time.

At the very least, they should stand trial in a criminal court.

Transparency on the status and treatment of the ISA detainees will further consolidate our standing as a nation that enshrines the rule of law.

Teoh Ren Shang (Dr)