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Amendment needed for Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012

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He added that if required, a person may be detained for a further 28-day period on police authority, after which a decision should be made as to whether the person should be prosecuted based on the evidence gathered.

The government has to compensate detainee with the monetary compensation like RM1000 per day if police find no evidence to charge the detainee or the court find the detainee is innocent.

This new proposed amendment is to prevent the abuse of Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 by the police. I believe many people are very happy to be detained and get the RM28,000 compensation.

AG defends Security Offences Act Posted on 14 January 2013 – 09:23pm

Tan Yi Liang

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 14, 2013): Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail today defended the new Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 as a necessary legislation that is not weighed down by the shortcomings of other security laws abolished last year.

He explained that the Act seeks to overcome the weaknesses of the now-repealed Emergency (Public Order and Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969 and the Internal Security Act 1960.

“Subsection 4(3) of the […]