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Sosma

But its abuse for the detention of former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang indicate it needs to be repealed or amended.

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POTA

This allows for detention without trial and restricted residence or internal banishment. Under POTA, the police have to produce a person before a magistrate to be remanded for investigative detention for a maximum of 60 days.

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Sedition Act

Sedition Act severely limits the ability of individuals to criticise the state, which is crucial to maintaining freedom. Sedition law originated in England in the early 17th century, Originally intention was irrelevant, but in the UK and many countries, the law evolved until today the intention to provoke violence aimed at overthrowing the government by force must be proven before conviction. This resulted in the Sedition Act falling into disuse. In Malaysia intention is still not acceptable as a defence.

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Repeal/Amend Repressive Laws

GE14 Citizens’ Manifesto list of repressive laws to repeal or amend.

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