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Malaysia's new security law no better than ISA says Amnesty International

Malaysia's new security law no better than ISA says Amnesty International

Updated 8 February 2013, 22:00 AEST

Malaysian authorities have detained two men under the country's new security law.

Yazid Sufaat and Mohamad Hilmi Hashim were arrested on suspicion of recruiting Malaysians for terrorist activities.

Amnesty International says the men's detention was made under what it calls a 'deeply-flawed security law'.

Both men are believed to be the first to be held under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, or SOSMA, which the government introduced last year, to replace the much-criticised Internal Security Act, which provided for detention without trial.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, human rights lawyer and secretariat member, Malaysian human rights organisation, SUARAM

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Sen has 25 years of media experience from TV reporting to news presenting in Asia, he now hosts Radio Australia’s Asia Pacific and Asia Review program.

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