In this Wednesday, March 25, 2015 photo, Malaysia Police special force unit tries to break into a bus during an exercise against a terrorist attack at a police training camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo)
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Malaysia revived detention without trial when lawmakers approved an anti-terror law Tuesday that the government said was needed to fight Islamic militants, but critics assailed as a giant step backward for human rights in the country.The Prevention of Terrorism Act bill was passed by Parliament's lower house in the wee hours of the morning after hours of debate, with 79 votes in favor and 60 against. Critics said the new law was a revival of the Internal Security Act, which was repealed in 2012 .Khalid said both men were in Syria last year for militant training and returned to Malaysia in December.
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