159 juveniles arrested under security laws, says Zahid


Melati A. Jalil

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says no minors were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015. – The Malaysian Insight pic, November 7, 2017.

A TOTAL of 142 juveniles have been arrested under the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA), which allows the police to detain people without trial, says Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. 

In a written parliamentary reply dated October 31, Zahid, who is also home minister, said another 17 minors were arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) since the law came into force. 


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