Prime Minister, 13 December 2007
Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Security,
Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia,
Perdana Putra Building,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
Tel: +603 8888 6000
Fax: +603 8888 3444
Re: Release all the 5 HINDRAF Leaders Now
I am writing to you to register my strongest condemnation and protest against the arrest of these leaders under the Draconian Internal Security Act (ISA). The controversial ISA is a mark of a government that threats dissent and public rallies and public criticism with unjust measures.
I demand that all those arrested be released immediately and unconditionally. I also reiterate our condemnation towards the repeated use of the ISA and the ridiculous charges pressed against them.
I strongly urge the Government to respect the right to trial and abolish the ISA and all forms of detention without trial; charge all detainees in an open court or else release them immediately and unconditionally. “Emergency” laws in Malaysia disregard human rights and violate the safeguards enshrined in the Federal Constitution and international human rights law.
Thank you for your attention.
Only cowards hide behind the IS – Susan Loone
ISA crackdown: 5 Hindraf leaders arrested – Malaysiakini
Ops Selamat Pak Lah dah bermula – Elizabeth Wong
Bukan isu Islam lawan Hindu – Malaysiakini