ARRESTS OF LAWMAKERS UNDER SOSMA IS CRUEL

ARRESTS OF LAWMAKERS UNDER SOSMA IS CRUEL

I strongly condemn the arrests of the seven individuals over alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which has ceased to exist since 2009, under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012.

There are other laws that could have been used.

Sosma is a cruel act which deprives an individual over their right to a trial. Under Pakatan Harapan where we are creating greater democratic space, we cannot allow the use of draconian acts like this.