ISD extends its ‘reach’ to Singapore schools
Posted by temasektimes on July 17, 2012
Even as Malaysia abolished its draconian ‘Internal Security Act’ which allows for indefinite detention without trial, Singapore’s Internal Security Department or ISD is extending its ‘reach’ to Singapore schools.
A mobile exhibition was held at Dunman High School yesterday morning to “give young Singaporeans a better insight into the past and present challenges, threats faced by the nation, and the role played by security officers in dealing with them.”
The exhibition was launched by Minister of State for Home and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli and showcases historical content and artefacts from the Internal Security Department’s Heritage Centre.
There are plans to bring the exhibition to ALL national schools in the next two years.
Despite rising opposition from Singaporeans, the government and the state media have been using terrorism as ‘threat’ to justify the continued existence of the ISA whose critics said was abused to detain political opponents of the government in the past.
The longest detained political prisoner in the world is not Nelson Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi, but a Singaporean Chia Thye Poh who was detained for 32 years without trial under the ISA.