Tian Chua moves to strike out sedition charge

PETALING JAYA (April 12): PKR Vice President Tian Chua has filed an application to strike out a sedition charge against him for allegedly making a statement linking Umno with the Lahd Datu incident. His lawyers Latheefa Koya and Eric Paulsen filed the application to strike out the case on the grounds that the Sedition Act…

Kematian Sugumar: Surat Terbuka Kepada Bakal Perdana Menteri Malaysia

Kehadapan Perdana Menteri, Kami menulis kepada Perdana Menteri sebagai pertubuhan hak asasi manusia Malaysia, yang prihatin terhadap kematian Mendiang C. Sugumar pada 23 Januari 2013. Tidak syak lagi, Perdana Menteri pasti akan bersetuju bahawa keadaan kematian beliau cukup mengerikan dan sangat serius; Mendiang Sugumar telah dikejar oleh sekumpulan anggota polis berpakaian seragam; beliau dengan cepat…

LFL: Fair trial and legal representation cannot be compromised even for Lahat Datu detainee

While we strongly condemn the unprovoked aggression against Malaysia by the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu’s band of militants, we are nonetheless concerned with reports that at least 107 individuals have been arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (hereinafter known as SOSMA) – a security law that falls far short of international standards…

Police raid Suara Keadilan office

KUALA LUMPUR: Suara Keadilan, the official mouthpiece of PKR, was raided this morning by a group of six policemen. The web portal reported that six policemen raided its office, checking computers at about 10.15 this morning. “They [the police] are an investigating team from Johor Baru,” the website said, adding that the raid was in…

PKR supporters, police tussle at court complex

KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): A slight tussle broke out between PKR members and police at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex in Jalan Duta today when a police officer tried to escort PKR vice president Tian Chua to the court’s holding room while his sedition case was being registered. The tussle began when Johor Baru Criminal…

Sedition charge for Tian Chua over Umno-Sulu link

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 ― PKR’s Chua Tian Chang claimed trial today to sedition for allegedly linking Umno to the on-going Sulu intrusion into Sabah. “This is a politically-motivated charge. I will fight this slander to clear my name,” the PKR vice-president, popularly known as Tian Chua, told the Sessions Court. Chua did not enter…

Editor, wartawan KeadilanDaily beri keterangan

PETALING JAYA: 10 Mac 2013, Editor KeadilanDaily, Fazallah Pit hari ini mendakwa wartawannya, Aisha Geoffrey melaporkan berita yang betul dan selari dengan kenyataan Ahli Parlimen Batu, Tian Chua bersabit isu pencerobohan bersenjata tentera Sulu di Lahad Datu. Malah Fazallah mendakwa kenyataan Tian Chua yang dilaporkan KeadilanDaily pada 1 Mac lalu diputarbelit blogger Umno, sehingga ia…

Justice for Sugumar, Najib Don’t Stop Pornthip!

  KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): The mood may have been somber at the Elephant Fountain in Brickfields tonight, but the loud call for justice could be heard clearly throughout the busy area Organised by the Stop State Violence Coalition, comprising 42 non-governmental organisations, the “Justice for Sugumar, Najib Don’t Stop Porntip!” candlelight vigil was attended…

Fresh calls for IPCMC

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): Though it has been almost a decade since the proposal for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) was first mooted, civil society continues to push for its implementation, especially in light of several high-profile cases of deaths in police custody recently. The Stop State Violence Movement today said that…

LFL: Malaysia’s shocking collaboration with the CIA in the extraordinary rendition of two Libyan nationals

Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and outraged at Malaysia’s involvement in a CIA extraordinary rendition process that was recently revealed in Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition, a report by Open Society Justice Initiative. Extraordinary rendition is the transfer without legal process of a detainee, often “suspected terrorists” to the custody of a…