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Draconian laws still rankle as new ISA era beckons

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Experts are warning the government against rushing to expand the scope of the Internal Security Act (ISA), saying hard lessons still need to be learned from the use of draconian special laws in the far South. 

Civil society activists should also have a greater say in the government's approach to security laws in the region, speakers at a recent seminar on the decade-long conflict said.

The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) is considering expanding the scope of the ISA before the emergency decree expires in mid-April.

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