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Longtime Singapore political prisoner, Chia Thye Poh (L), stands at the side of a basketball court near his home in Singapore 27 November. Chia, who after 32 years of detention and other forms of political suppression had restrictions lifted by the government, said the government's decision to act was belated and has called for an end to detention without trial, a common occurrence under the Internal Security Act (ISA), which remains in force in Singapore and Malaysia. The ISA was initially used to hold sacked Malaysia deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim. AFP PHOTO/Roslan RAHMAN / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

May 19, 2018 12:22 PM (UTC+8)