How did we tolerate the ISA for so long?

By Kee Thuan Chye

November 2011 TALK-TALK ONLY
The Prime Minister’s intention to repeal the ISA should have been a wonderful occasion for rejoicement, if not for the fact that two repeat, two new laws will replace it. Are we to have two ISA Lights? Or is it more likely that no substantial change will take place?Is the Internal Security Act (ISA) really going to leave us? In name as well as in spirit? Will its body be laid to rest forever and its soul consigned, not to...

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Kee Thuan Chye

is the author of the new bestsellers Unbelievably Stupid! and Unbelievably Stupid Too!