Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein regarded the abolition of the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960, which was announced by the Prime Minister yesterday, as a journey of the country's transformation.
Former Minister Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim today apologised to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak because he had thought the Prime Minister incapable of doing "something big" like repealing the Internal Security Act.
The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has hailed the move by the prime minister to abolish the Internal Security Act (ISA) but said that it wanted to see the government's "continued and unabated commitment" towards the protection and promotion of human rights.
The Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives (Mubarak) proposed for the new law replacing the abolished Internal Security Act (ISA) of 1960 to retain a similar structure to handle extremism and sensitive issues which may pose a threat to national security, said its President Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman.
The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar, will meet Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Patail to give his views on the proposal to amend Section 27 of the Police Act 1967 on the freedom of assembly.