FORUM – VERDICT: ILLEGAL!

Venue         :    Shah’s Village Hotel, No. 3 & 5 Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Date            :    18th December 2011 (Sunday) – 10 am to 12pm Speakers   :    Matthew Albert, Renuka T. Bala In early May 2011, the Australian and Malaysian governments suddenly announced a…

‘Don’t politicise Tawau ISA arrests’

As the government comes under fire for using the soon-to-be abolished law to detain alleged terrorists, critics are told to let the police do their job. UPDATED PETALING JAYA: MCA today urged PAS and others not to politicise the recent arrest of 13 suspected terrorists in Tawau, Sabah, under the Internal Security Act (ISA). MCA…

Catatan Ringkas : Islam dan Homoseksualiti

“Maka menerusi belas kasihan Tuhanlah kamu [Wahai Rasul] berlemah-lembut terhadap mereka. Sekiranya kamu bersikap keras lagi berhati kasar, tentulah mereka menjauhkan diri darimu. Maka maafkanlah mereka dan mohonkanlah ampunan bagi mereka; dan bermusyawarahlah dengan mereka dalam urusan awam…..”  [3:159] Perbahasan mengenai homoseksualiti dan Islam bukanlah perkara asing dan taboo bagi para pengkaji dan pemikir. Daripada…

Press Release : Seksualiti Merdeka

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) refers to the statement made by Perkasa representative Irwan Fahmi Ideris against the recently banned “Seksualiti Merdeka” annual festival and Bersih chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan’s scheduled involvement in officiating it. We are outraged at this display of prejudice and intolerance. Perkasa’s attack is against the freedom of speech and expression which is accorded to every…

Artikel : AUKU : Indoktrinisasi Terancang dan Pembodohan Berstruktur

Belum pun reda dengan kejayaan gerakan mahasiswa menekan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa untuk menarik balik penggantungan Prof. Dr Abdul Aziz Bari baru-baru ini. Mahkamah Rayuan telah mencatatkan satu lagi sejarah dalam gerakan mahasiswa apabila telah mengisytiharkan Seksyen 15(5)(a) Akta Universiti & Kolej Universiti 1971 bercanggah / ‘ultra-vires’ dengan Perkara 10 Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Hakim Dato’ Hishamudin Yunus…

LFL : Court of Appeal Landmark Ruling on UUCA Breaks Free Another Chain of Repression of Freedom Movement

The Court of Appeal today ruled that section 15(5)(a) of the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA) is in breach of Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and expression. Section 15(5)(a) of UUCA prohibits students from expressing their support, sympathy or opposition to any political party and in breach…

LFL calls upon Prime Minister not to dilute the protection that international law accords to refugees

 Lawyers for Liberty once again calls upon Prime Minister Najib Razak not to dilute the protection that international law accords to  refugees. With the purported agenda of busting people smuggling and combating human trafficking, the Malaysian Government, has reiterated  its determination to revive the scandalous refugee swap deal despite the Australian High Court’s finding which…

Catatan bekas pelajar Aziz Bari: Di Mana Maruah Dan Budaya Ilmu?

http://www.merdekareview.com/bm/news.php?n=12386 Fadiah Nadwa Fikri | Oct 24, 2011 11:16:57 pm Minggu lepas kita digemparkan dengan satu berita penggantungan seorang ilmuwan Undang-Undang Perlembagaan, Prof Dr.Abdul Aziz Bari oleh Universiti Antarabangsa Islam Malaysia.  Penggantungan tersebut adalah berikutan kenyataan beliau berkenaan batasan kuasa Sultan di bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang merupakan undang-undang tertinggi di Malaysia. Secara peribadi, penggantungan Prof Dr.Abdul Aziz…

Ahmad Sarbaini’s family wants royal commission

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 20, 2011): There is an urgent need for the government to set up a royal commission to investigate the death of Customs Department assistant director Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamad at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here on April 6. His cousin, Makhtar Mansor, 53, who was representing the deceased’s family, said the request…