MEMORANDUM kepada Peguam Negara mengenai penyalahgunaan Akta Hasutan 1948

MEMORANDUM kepada Peguam Negara mengenai penyalahgunaan Akta Hasutan 1948 Diserahkan oleh Gerakan Hapus Akta Hasutan (GHAH) kepada Jabatan Peguam Negara pada 25 November 2015 di Jabatan Peguam Negara, No 45, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya. Sejak beberapa bulan yang lalu, terdapat peningkatan yang membimbangkan dalam siasatan dan pendakwaan di bawah Akta Hasutan 1948, yang…

LFL: Asean and other state leaders must raise Anwar’s status as prisoner of conscience

Press Statement Asean and other state leaders must raise Anwar’s status as prisoner of conscience  19 November 2015 Lawyers for Liberty calls upon Asean leaders and other state leaders attending the 27th Asean Summit this week including Japan, China, India and the United States to raise Anwar Ibrahim’s status as prisoner of conscience with the Malaysian government. As…

LFL: Abolish mandatory death penalty for all offences

Press Statement Abolish mandatory death penalty for all offences 18 November 2015   Lawyers for Liberty welcomes de facto Law Minister Nancy Shukri’s reply in Parliament yesterday that the government is planning to abolish the mandatory death sentence for drug offences and reinstate the judges’ discretion in sentencing.   We are however concerned that the…

LFL: Stop targeting children for political offences

Press Statement Stop targeting children for political offences 9 November 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled at the police for targeting the children of Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali and grassroots activists Nashita Md Noor and Bad Latif Mansor for attending the Bersih 4 rally in August. The investigation against the 15 year-old-boy…

MCMC, police raid Malaysiakini, Star Online’s office

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and police raided the offices of Malaysiakini and Star Online in Petaling Jaya this evening. It was learnt that a team of 10 officers from both enforcement agencies entered the Malaysiakini’s premises about 5.15pm. The raid is said to be over a Malaysiakini’s report that a Malaysian Anti-Corruption…

Amnesty declares Khalid Ismath ‘prisoner of conscience’

Amnesty International has declared Khalid Ismath a “prisoner of conscience” and launched a campaign for people across the globe to write in to call for his release. The prepared letter called on the authorities to “immediately and unconditionally release Khalid Ismath, a prisoner of conscience, who has been detained solely for the peaceful exercise of…

R. Sivarasa charged with sedition over #KitaLawan rally

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Subang Member of Parliament (MP) R. Sivarasa was charged in the Sessions Court here today with uttering seditious words during the #KitaLawan rally in the city last March. Sivarasa, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charge was read by the court’s interpreter before Judge Azman Mustapha. The MP…

LFL: SOSMA misused against Khairuddin and Matthias

Press Statement SOSMA misused against Khairuddin and Matthias 12 October 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and outraged at the criminal charges against Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang under section 124L of the Penal Code and for them to be tried under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA). The duo were charged with attempting…