Gangs to be gazetted in attempts to curb crime

PUTRAJAYA (Aug 26, 2013): Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced yesterday that gangs involved in syndicated crimes will be “gazetted” in an attempt to curb the mounting use of fireams. “The move is necessary so that the public are informed on the number of gangs involved as the police force attempts to clamp…

LFL: What is needed is SOCA not PROCA

Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the recent decision by the police to use the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (PROCA) as a measure to deal with the escalation of serious and organised crimes. PROCA allows for the detention of any persons for police investigation up to a maximum of 72 days under remand…

DPP requests collective sedition hearing

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 20, 2013): The sessions court here has set Sept 13 for case management of the sedition trial of PKR vice-president Tian Chua and five other activists who were alleged to have committed the offence at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) on May 13. Judge Norsharidah Awang made the…

Chegubard among 33 exempted from court attendance

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here has exempted 33 people charged with unlawful assembly in Jalan Parlimen from attending court for the setting of case management dates leading up to their trial. Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah allowed an application by counsel Latheefa Koya for the exemption, after she requested it on the grounds that there…

Zaid: Only ‘lousy unthinking Muslims’ challenging Islam

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Braving religious fire, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has censured Islamic supremacists for their inflexible stance towards non-Muslims by declaring on Twitter that “lousy unthinking Muslims” are undermining the creed of peace. The former minister lashed out at one-time Umno colleague, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, after the home minister told non-Muslims…

Authorities too keen to see insult, says rights group

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 – Freedom of speech may not be absolute but its limits cannot be so low that all manner of perceived insults to religion bring the full brunt of authority on transgressors, human rights and law reform group Lawyers for Liberty said today. Expressing “extreme concern” today about the “escalating religious intolerance”…