KUALA LUMPUR: A worried wife is begging the Singapore government to let her meet her husband, who has been detained under the republic’s Internal Security Act (ISA) for allegedly colluding with Filipino militants.
Suriati Othman insisted that her husband, Abdul Majid Kunji Mohamad, was wrongly detained and did not deserve to be deported from Malaysia.
“I want to see him as soon as possible. I want him to come home and do business like before,” she said in front of the Singapore High Commission today.
She was also accompanied by members of the Abolish ISA Movement (GMI), who presented a memorandum to the commission earlier this morning.
The memorandum demanded that the Singapore government either release Abdul Majid or give him a fair trial in compliance with international standards.
It also asked that Suriati and her family members be allowed to see Abdul Majid.
Suriati, who is convinced of her husband’s innocence, has not seen him for more than three weeks.
A Singaporean national, Abdul Majid was arrested by Malaysian police on May 6 under the ISA.
He was accused of funding and having links with Filipino militant groups, including the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
He was then deported to Singapore on May 19, and is currently detained under Singapore’s ISA.
Suriati’s family members in Singapore and Abdul Majid’s lawyers have also been unable to meet with him since he was deported there.
GMI chairman Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh said that the 30-minute meeting with the commission was “cordial”.
He also expressed his appreciation for the commission’s First Secretary Harold Lee for agreeing to meet with the group.
Syed Ibrahim said that the commission would relay GMI’s demands to the Singaporean government.
Even so, he said that he did not have high hopes for the memorandum to be accepted by the island nation’s government.
He also did not think that the Malaysian government would help to pressure the Singaporeans into releasing Abdul Majid either.
From：Free Malaysia Today
Timbalan Ketua Jawatankuasa Masyarakat Sivil Pusat Pembangunan Kebudayaan Teh Yee Keong mewakili LLG menghadiri sesi penghantaran memo di kedutaan Singapore. LLG telah menyertai gerakan mansuhkan ISA secara sah pada Mei 201