366 detentions under Act
Tue, Feb 10, 2009
The Straits Times

THERE were 366 detentions and 272 releases made under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act in the past five years, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng said in a written reply released yesterday.

This was in response to a question from Nominated MP Siew Kum Hong, who asked about the Act's objectives and figures on the number of detainees held and released in each of the past five years.

The Act is used 'for the maintenance of public order, prevention of strikes and lockouts relating to essential services', Mr Wong said.


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