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Sosma: The impact on people

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The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) continues to be disproportionately used on those from low-income households. This compounds their financial and socioeconomic vulnerability, as the accounts of detainees and their families are frozen indefinitely. Thousands of ringgit of legal fees are incurred, while the households suffer a loss of income coupled with snowballing debt.

Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris speaks to Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy and independent researcher Siti Nurizzah Mohd Tazali, author of Suaram’s report on the socioeconomic impact of detention under Sosma.

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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