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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Proham: the use of SOSMA to detain Datuk Khairuddin is a clear abuse of SOSMA

PROHAM is shocked that the provisions of the Security Offences ( Special Measures ) Act 2012 (SOSMA) have been used to further detain Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan.

SOSMA was enacted to combat the threat of terrorism in the country. At the time of passing this draconian law the government assured that the provisions of SOSMA will be used against terrorists and it will not be abused or used against political opponents.

The lodging of police reports in foreign countries by Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan against 1MDB, a company even though state owned cannot be a criminal act. It can neither be an act of sabotaging parliamentary democracy nor an act to topple the government.

Hence the further detention of Datuk Khairuddin under SOSMA is a clear abuse of the provisions of SOSMA.

PROHAM now calls on the Royal Malaysia Police to release Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan immediately as continued detention under SOSMA is unlawful'

Issued by Datuk Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari, Proham Chairman on Sept 25, 2015

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