Tuesday, November 29, 2005

View From Here: Copyright clampdown

View From Here: Copyright clampdown
TMCNet, publication date: 23 November 2005
"Then earlier this year the Malaysian Government announced that it was considering turning the draconian provisions of the Internal Security Act 1960 against repeat infringers as a last resort. Michael Soo of Shook Lin & Bok explains that the Act empowers police officers to arrest without warrant anyone they 'have reason to believe' has acted or is likely to act 'in any manner that is prejudicial to the security of Malaysia'.

Suspects may initially be detained in solitary confinement for up to 60 days - extendable for up to two years with the approval of the Minister for Home Affairs - and may be denied legal representation and access to relatives during this time. "

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