LFL: Threats of violence against Siti Kasim must not be tolerated

Press statement Threats of violence against Siti Kasim must not be tolerated 24 July 2017   Lawyers for Liberty are appalled by news reports that lawyer Siti Kasim has received online threats to rape, behead and attack her with acid over her alleged views on LGBT rights and Islam.   Any threats of violence against…

LFL: Caning has no place in this day and age

Press Statement Caning has no place in this day and age 13 July 2017   Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the amendments to the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2002 that were passed by the Kelantan state assembly yesterday, thus allowing for caning to be carried out in public for certain syariah offences –…

LFL: Unconstitutional appointments of the Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal undermine the independence of the judiciary

Unconstitutional appointments of the Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal undermine the independence of the judiciary   10 July 2017   Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the appointment of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Md Raus Sharif and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin through the unusual process of “additional judges”…

LFL: Serious concern regarding the “Mega Mydaftar” campaign

Press Statement   Serious concern regarding the “Mega Mydaftar” campaign   8 May 2017   Lawyers for Liberty refer to MIC president Dr. S Subramaniam’s recent announcement that the government plan to embark on the “Mega Mydaftar” campaign to help members of the Indian community who do not possess identification documents. We view with serious…

LFL: Reject extension of SOSMA detention powers

Press Statement  Reject extension of SOSMA detention powers  30 March 2017   Lawyers for Liberty is appalled by the Home Minister’s proposal for the police power of 28 days detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) to be extended by another five years.   Under SOSMA, the police holds special powers among others,…

LFL: Malaysia should recognise Rohingya as refugees

Press Statement Malaysia should recognise Rohingya as refugees 2 December 2016   While Lawyers for Liberty welcomes the Malaysian government’s stronger stance against Myanmar regarding the ongoing persecution of Rohingya in the northern Rakhine state, it should not act as though this is a new issue as they have been persecuted for decades.   It…

LFL: Protect the Orang Asli and their rights, not oppress them further

Press Statement  Protect the Orang Asli and their rights, not oppress them further 30 November 2016   Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled by the Kelantan State Forestry Department’s and the police’s action in arresting 41 Temiar Orang Asli protestors and breaking up their anti-logging barricades and other structures yesterday in Pos Petei near Gua Musang.…