Suhakam: Police brutality probe will be thorough

Human rights watchdog assures public after receiving testimonies and video evidence of alleged abuses law enforces during the July 9 Bersih rally. KUALA LUMPUR: Suhakam’s open inquiry into police violence during the Bersih 2.0 rally will be thorough and “each and every” cop present at every incident of alleged brutality on July 9 will be…

Surendran says again: Attempted murder

PKR counters the police version of the July 9 events with videos shot at KL Sentral PETALING JAYA:  PKR vice president N Surendran, ignoring a threat of legal action, today repeated his assertion that there was an attempt to commit murder in the tear gassing of Bersih marchers at KL Sentral last July 9. Speaking…

SBS speaks to LFL on “Protests in Malaysia over asylum swap deal”

Protests in Malaysia over asylum swap deal Lawyers and activists in Malaysia accuse Australia of being irresponsible in sending asylum-seekers to Malaysia. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/radio/episode/179661/Protests-in-Malaysia-over-asylum-swap-deal Activists protest outside the venue of the signing ceremony of on agreement on transfer and resettlement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 25 July 2011. AAP (AAP)  Under a deal signed on Monday, Malaysia…

Australia-Malaysia refugee swap is human trading

The Australia-Malaysia refugee “swap” deal, signed in Kuala Lumpur on July 25, further persecutes people who have escaped conflict and terror and have an international right to seek asylum in Australia. The Australian government said the plan was intended to attacked the “people smugglers’ business model”. But, in effect, it is a high-priced human trafficking…

Refugee swap deal: Activists stage protest

Touted by both governments as a measure against human trafficking, the apparent one-time agreement would witness an exchange of refugees between the two countries. VIDEO INSIDE KUALA LUMPUR: Some 20 human rights activists protested against a controversial refugee swap deal to be signed between Malaysia and Australia today. Women’s rights group Tenaganita executive director Irene…

Refugee Deal Ignores Malaysia’s Record

In May, Australia and Malaysia announced an agreement to transfer up to 800 asylum seekers in Australia to Malaysia while their asylum claims are processed by the United Nations’ refugee agency, the UNHCR. The announcement declared, among others, that the “transferees will not receive any preferential treatment over asylum seekers already in Malaysia.” In return,…

Suaram: French Scorpene lawyer to be deported

SEPANG, July 22 — French lawyer William Bourdon, detained earlier today at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), will “most likely” be deported tonight, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has said.   Suaram executive director Cynthia Gabriel (C) and Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (R) call Bourdon’s deportation “arbitrary”. — Picture by Yow Hong Chieh “The deportation process is…