Sep 15, 2008
Dato Zaid quits over the use of Internal Security Act (ISA) on the blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng on Friday. He stated that the ISA should only be used against those who truly posed a threat to national security, such as terrorists. Zaid also announced that a Judicial Appointments Commission would be appointed to nominate, appoint and promote judges, a body which the Malaysian Bar advocated for more than two decades. Hope the quits of Dato Zaid awakened federal government to respect the human rights and take action to abolish the ISA. Laws such as the Internal Security Act have no place in modern Malaysia. It is a draconian and barbaric law.