Malaysia Proposes Anti-Terror Laws to Curb Islamic Militants

March 30, 2015 10:48 AM

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Malaysia's government has proposed two new anti-terror laws that reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts to curb militant activities in the country.

The government has detained scores of Malaysians suspected of supporting the Islamic State militant group. Critics however, slammed the laws as a revival of a controversial security law that was repealed in 2012 and warned it could severely curtail civil liberties.

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