Datuk Hanipa Maidin claimed that the government wants to "protect the issues and information that is confidential".
The Prime Minister pledged that his administration will not abuse the controversial law.
The Pandan MP is found guilty of breaching the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972.
The Pandan MP was taken away in front of the Parliament gate yesterday, 5 April.
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