PETALING JAYA – “SOSMA is still in our legal system and can be used, we will use them,” Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said in respond on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s statement, who alleged that the police were too harsh by using the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) on two DAP representatives.
Anwar, the President of PKR had earlier regarded the act as a draconian act and said that it needed to be amended as it gives the police unnecessary power.
The Member of Parliament of Port Dickson explained that his party also objected to the provisions in SOSMA earlier.
Meanwhile, Mahathir repeated his stance that he is satisfied by the actions taken by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) on their actions over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists group in the country.
The Prime Minister said that he was briefed by the authorities on the arrest of 12 individuals, including two state assemblymen from DAP.
“I received the briefings from the police on the reasons they took the action and I was satisfied with their actions on them,” he told the members of the media after launching the MYINDUSTRIES 2019 in conjunction with the International Conference on Industry 4.0: A Global Revolution in Business, Technology and Productivity at SEGi University.
He was earlier asked to comment on the Principal Assistant Director of the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8), Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay’s request for the government leaders not to issue politically driven comments on issues surrounding LTTE. -MalaysiaGazette