Malaysia: "Rehabilitation" of communists

Malaysia: "Rehabilitation" of communists

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Index Number: ASA 28/001/1991
Date Published: 31 March 1991
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Malaysia

Amnesty International's concern about some 100 members of the Communist Party of Malaya are being "rehabilitated" through indefinite detention without trial under the Internal Security Act is reported here. The detainees ended their 41-year-long armed struggle against the government in December 1989 by pledging loyalty to the King, constitution and laws of Malaysia. Background to the Communist Party of Malaya and to the Internal Security Act is provided.


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