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When news of the USA PATRIOT Act hit Malaysian shores, the government proudly claimed to the local press that the Malaysian Internal Security Act (ISA) had become an international blueprint for countering terrorism, from the United States to the Philippines. In truth, the ISA--enacted in August 1960 to replace a colonial legislation, the Emergency Regulation of 1948--remains today in substance as it has for the past four decades: an administrative measure that allows for indefinite detention without trial.

Wonder how many other countries will follow our 'lead' in human rights abuses.
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