33 charged over gathering outside Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of 33 activists who had gathered outside Parliament on June 24 were charged with illegal assembly at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court yesterday. They were accused of causing a public nuisance under Section 143 of the Penal Code, and 17 of them were also charged with rioting under Section 147 of…

LFL Movie Screening: No Fire Zone

“The anguished voices of the dead, the dying and those left behind might yet be heard – and justice may yet catch up with Sri Lanka’s war criminals.” – Callum Macrae Carefully evidenced and powerfully measured, ‘No Fire Zone’ is a feature length film about the final awful months of the 26 year long Sri…

EO powers were anti-terror, not anti-crime, say lawyers

PETALING JAYA, July 23 — Efforts to resurrect preventive detention from the Emergency Ordinance (EO) to address a purported spike in crime are misplaced, according to lawyers who point out that the repealed law was introduced to combat communist insurgents rather than common criminals. Repealed in 2011 as part of the Najib administration’s raft of…

Lock-up SOP ‘lacks enforcement’

PETALING JAYA (July 22, 2013): Enforcement of standard operating procedures (SOP) for officers manning police lock-ups is the key to curb detainee deaths. Human rights groups said today that the current SOP is more than adequate and that the lack of enforcement is the actual issue. They were commenting on a statement made by Inspector-General…

Cop wanted for Dharmendran’s murder identified

After a month of public pressure to release details of the police officer wanted in connection with the murder of detainee N. Dharmendran, Kuala Lumpur police today released the suspect’s photograph and particulars on their Facebook page. The officer is identified as Inspector Hare Krishnan a/l K. Subramaniam (pic) from the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters…