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.…

LFL: The NSC Act 2016 should be suspended pending further consultation

Press Statement The NSC Act 2016 should be suspended pending further consultation 27 July 2016 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled that the controversial National Security Council Act 2016 has been gazetted to come into force on 1 August 2016 despite very serious concerns raised by civil society, lawyers, elected representatives and even the…