spurious charges of having links with the Tamil Tigers of Sri Langka. The
Barisan Nasional Government has had one whole year to substantiate this
allegation and lay to rest their case in this sordid affair. But, to date,
no evidence has been produced to convince doubting citizens that the
government had not lied about this allegation.
In the absence of any proof, the government's claim remains merely an
allegation. That being the case, there is no justification whatsoever for
holding them under the ISA. Their continued detention would be cruel, unjust
Aliran calls upon the BN government to free the Hindraf Five immediately as atonement for perpetuating a cruel and unjust act. Aliran also calls upon
the government to immediately release all the other ISA detainees and close down the Kamunting Detention Centre, which has become a national shame.
Aliran Executive Committee
13 December 2008
Those held under the ISA are defined as a group that has virtually no rights, so it is hardly surprising that prison guards treat them as less than human.
Brad Adams, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division.
I regard class differences as contrary to justice and, in the last resort, based on force.