A special committee to review laws such as Sosma takes into account their views and ensures the Ministry of the Interior.
PUTRAJAYA: The government said that it took the protest against the law on violations of the Security Law (2012) (SOSMA) seriously, and said that a special committee that would review the security laws would take into account views from all sides.
"The special committee has met twice and the next meeting will take place at the end of this month," Interior Minister Alwi Ibrahim said in a statement a day after hundreds had gathered outside the Sungai Buloh prison in the middle of a hunger strike. by Sosma detainees.
Alwi said the special committee consists of the police, the Attorney General's Chambers, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), the Malaysian Bar, academics and lawyers.
It is reported that 118 Sosma prisoners in the Sungai Buloh prison launched a hunger strike last Friday and urged the government to abolish the law.
They agreed to end the hunger strike today after a meeting between deputy minister in the Hanipa Maidin of the Prime Minister and representatives of the detainees.
Alwi said that the welfare of the detainees was taken care of and constantly monitored, while medical prison officers were at all times on standby.
"Meals are served according to the schedule, meetings with family members and lawyers are also allowed," he said.