Draconian laws to be amended as soon as possible — Dr Mahathir

Draconian laws to be amended as soon as possible — Dr Mahathir

The Edge Markets - Malaysia·2019-11-06 00:17

PUTRAJAYA (Nov 5): Laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) which are deemed to be draconian will be amended as soon as possible, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said tonight.

The prime minister said the proposed amendments would be tabled either at the current or next Parliament sitting.

"Although we may not abolish these laws, we will make changes so that those parts said to be draconian like (providing for) arrest and detention without trial will be amended,” he told reporters after chairing the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council meeting here.

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