KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said that 624 people were arrested under Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012 last year.

In a parliamentary reply today, Saifuddin revealed that 195 offenders are currently on trial, with 147 charged under criminal conspiracy, 47 for human trafficking, and two for terrorism.

“For the year 2022, the Royal Malaysian Police have arrested a total of 624 people under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma). Of these, 71 arrested have been charged in court, 401 have been sentenced, 140 have been released and 12 are still under investigation.