Thursday 11 September 2008

THE EMERGENCY ORDINANCE, another archaic, inhuman, oppressive and unjust legislation in Malaysia.

A former Emergency Ordinance detainee is suing the superintendent of the Simpang Renggam Prison (Detention and Rehabilitation Centre) and the Malaysian Government for negligence which resulted in the amputation of his right leg.

See The Star on-line news report HERE

The Emergency (Public Order and Crime Prevention) Ordinance (EO) should be repealed and Malaysia should rely soley on criminal laws to prosecute criminals.

The Emergency Ordinance was enacted in 1969 as a temporary measure in response to the 13th May 1969 riots.

But for nearly four decades, the Malaysian government has used this 'temporary emergency' unjust law to detain criminal suspects without trial for lengthy periods, in degrading and inhuman conditions, as a convenient short cut when there is deemed to be insufficient evidence.

See a 2006 report about the EO HERE

Inhumanitas omni aetate molesta est

Inhumanity is harmful in every age.

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