The whistleblower law is just hot air

The Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) is a lot of hot air simply because it is one of those false progressive laws (like the Peaceful Assembly Act and the Security Offences [Special Measures] Act) that the Najib administration is good at doing but does not bear out upon closer scrutiny – a false democratic rebranding exercise…

BFM Interview with Eric Paulsen on the Whistleblower Protection Act, BAFIA and Rafizi

The recent arrests of PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli and former Public Bank employee Johari Osman under the Banking & Financial Institutions Act 1989 has raised concerns on the effectiveness of the Whistleblower Protection Act. In the following interview, Eric Paulsen, co-founder and advisor at human rights lawyers organisation Lawyers for Liberty, talks about how…

Drug laws ‘unfair’ to Aussies in Malaysia

A MALAYSIAN law reform advocate says Australians on trial in Malaysia for drug trafficking may face an unfair trial, and there’s little chance of Malaysia’s mandatory death penalty for drug possession being changed in the near term. Surendran Nagarajan, founder of Kuala Lumpur-based legal rights group Lawyers for Liberty, says Malaysia’s Dangerous Drugs Act undermines…

LFL: Malicious prosecution against whistleblowers is abuse of power and in bad faith.

Press Statement Lawyers For Liberty condemns the arrest and prosecution of whistleblowers Rafizi Ramli, PKR Strategic Director and Johari Osman, former Public Bank clerk under sections 112(1)(c) and 97(1) of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA) following a series of revelations of corruption related to the National Feedlot Corporation  (NFC) and its chairperson…

Interview with N.Surendran on ABC Radio Australia-Malaysia Death Penalty

It was revealed on the weekend that a 34-year-old woman was picked up by police in Malaysia earlier this month, after 1 kilo of methamphetamine was allegedly found in a car she was in.

The arrest of another Australian in Malaysia has refocussed attention on the country’s mandatory death penalty for drug offences.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/malaysia-death-penalty/4162958

Lawyers: Ruling does not mean more assemblies

KUALA LUMPUR THE Kuala Lumpur High Court decision on the status of Bersih has a lot of repercussions, but allowing more assemblies is not one of them. Lawyers For Liberty co-ordinator Fadiah Nadwa Fikri said the government has to bear responsibility to the damage and injuries caused to the coalition for free and fair elections, as…

Ugutan polis: Isteri mangsa ISA buat laporan polis

  KUALA LUMPUR: Isteri mangsa ISA, Nunurheni Onim (gambar kiri) membuat laporan polis ekoran tindakan polis Bukit Aman yang mengugut beliau. Nunurheni Onim, Isteri kepada Radzali Kassan, ditemani oleh Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) bagi membuat laporan polis itu. Polis Bukit Aman mengugut beliau sebelum ini dengan meminta agar Puan Nunurheni menarik balik laporan polis yang dibuatnya…