“There are no civil liberties under Daesh. The best way to uphold civil liberties is to ensure the safety of the nation.” – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said his country’s new anti-terrorism laws are a necessary weapon against the real threat of Islamic state.
Human rights groups opposing new anti terror law as this law allows police to detain suspects without trial.
Malaysia has passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill, which the government says is needed to tackle the threat from Islamic extremists on 7 April 2015.
Under the legislation, suspects can be held without trial for up to two years, with multiple extensions allowed after that. Decisions on their detention will be made by a terrorism board, rather than the judiciary.