And why it should go. The OSA is unconstitutional.It violates international human rights. In its current form, it allows for a government to administer this country covertly and in defiance of the accountability and transparency that is crucial to democratic process. It runs counter to the promises of transparency and accountability of the current administration under Abdullah Badawi.
These are not just Malik Imtiaz's views. Read why the top human rights' lawyer is concerned with the arrest and detention of Nathaniel Tan and learn a bit more about OSA [Concern for Nathaniel Tan, Disquiet].
The first time I heard of OSA was when the government arrested Sabry Sharif in the Eighties for an article he wrote in the NST. The journalist was alleged to have in his possession sensitive documents related to a government contract to buy submarines. The NST fought tooth and nail against the OSA then. In Nat's case, it has not written a word.