Janji Bersih: Pak Samad tampil sebagai saksi

KUALA LUMPUR: Sasterawan Negara Datuk A Samad Said hadir di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Dang Wangi di sini hari ini selepas diarah memberi keterangan tentang perhimpunan Janji Bersih di Dataran Merdeka pada malam 30 Ogos lalu. Samad, lebih mesra dipanggil Pak Samad dan Pengerusi bersama Bersih Datuk S Ambiga hadir kira-kira 2.30 petang tadi…

Jais to charge publisher of Irshad Manji’s book

SHAH ALAM (Aug 29, 2012): Book publisher and activist Faisal Mustaffa will be charged in the syariah court over Irshad Manji’s banned book, Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta (Allah, Liberty and Love). Faisal was told by the Selangor Religious Department (Jais) that he was under arrest and would be charged for failing to answer the questions of religious…

Retention of Section 114A gets brickbats

NGOs says they will continue to campaign against the new amendment until the government decides to review it. PETALING JAYA: The government’s decision to retain Section 114A of the Evidence Act drew flak from various non-governmental organisations. Lawyers for Liberty coordinator Fadiah Nadwa Fikri said the government’s defiance showed that it was against the freedom…

12 ISA detainees released

They no longer posed a threat to national security, says Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein. UPDATED SUNGAI BULOH: Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today announced the immediate release of 12 individuals who were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). He said today’s number did not include the three people who were released earlier at the start…

Lawyers slam court decision on kegler

‘What’s the use of statutory rape law then?’ one lawyer asks, while joining others in urging the AG to seek a review of the decision. PETALING JAYA: Several lawyers have condemned the recent Court of Appeal decision with regard to a national bowler convicted of raping a minor. The lawyers asked the Attorney General’s Chambers…

LFL : Sabah RCI must consider rights of people of refugee/migrant descent

Press Statement While Lawyers for Liberty in principle supports the setting up of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on immigration problems in Sabah, it views with concern the escalating rhetoric and demands surrounding the RCI that may have serious repercussion on the lives and human rights of some of the most vulnerable people in Sabah including undocumented women and street children…