KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) -- Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today called for a parliamentary select committee be set up to review the Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012 to replace the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 as he feels there are still injustices against human rights in the new Bill.
He said although he welcomed the government's move to repeal the ISA, he found some provisions in the Bill to be tougher than the ISA.
"These include the new condition of having to refer to the court if the police want to re-arrest an individual," he told reporters at the parliament lobby, here, today.
The Security Offences (Special Measures) Bill 2012 to replace the ISA was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat for the second reading by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today.
The Bill states, among others, that no person shall be arrested and detained under this section solely for his political belief or political activity.