LFL: PCA, Penal Code and CPC amendments are the most serious assault on human rights and established legal principles since 1988

Press Statement 25 September 2013 PCA, Penal Code and CPC amendments are the most serious assault on human rights and established legal principles since 1988 Lawyers for Liberty is extremely shocked and concerned with the rash of proposed criminal law and procedure amendments with far reaching implications that were tabled in Parliament today. These amendments…

Three born in Malaysia finally get citizenship

The legal action over citizenship filed by three Malaysian-born Indians against the government finally came to an end after both parties resolved the matter in the High Court today. The parties recorded the consent settlement in chambers before Judge Datuk Zaleha Yusof. Counsel Eric Paulsen and Latheefa Koya, who acted for S. Letchumy and her…

Parental consent required, says lawyer

Parents … if your children have been questioned by police without your consent or without you being present, sue them. Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights coordinator Edmund Bon said parents should do so for the arbitrary and unlawful interference in the lives and privacy of their children. “They should also sue (to claim)…

Oct 16, 17 set for Tian Chua’s sedition trial

KUALA LUMPUR: A Sessions Court here has fixed Oct 16 and 17 for the trial of PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang, who is charged with sedition over his statement linking the Government to the Lahad Datu intrusion. Judge Norsharidah Awang fixed the date in chambers Wednesday after meeting deputy public prosecutor Mohd Farizul Hassan and…