HRW: Investigate Crackdown on Pro-Democracy March

Cease Intimidation, Free Detained Activists (Bangkok, July 14, 2011) – The Malaysian government should launch a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the use of excessive force and unwarranted arrests by the security forces during a march for electoral reform in Kuala Lumpur on July 9, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should…

Council finds pathologist guilty of lying in Kugan report

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12: The Malaysian Medical Council, the body responsible for overseeing all medical doctors in the country, has found Serdang Hospital pathologist Dr Abdul Karim Tajudin guilty of negligence for failing to prepare an honest report into the death of A Kugan whose death under police custody triggered protests in 2009. OFFICIAL BRUTALITY…

Wildlife Dept sleeping on the job, say activists

Perhilitan and police are alleged to have neglected questioning a key witness to the global traffic in exotic species. PETALING JAYA: Malaysian authorities recently wasted a rare opportunity to get vital information from a key witness to a global wildlife trafficking syndicate involving the notorious Anson Wong, according to PKR vice-president and human rights lawyer…

Only one option: Let’s march on 9 July

LFL Rantings: Despite offering a major compromise to hold the Bersih rally at Stadium Merdeka, the authorities especially the Home Minister, AG’s Chambers and police have snubbed Bersih’s offer in good faith and instead maintained that Bersih is still “illegal”, continuing  with the harassment, arrest, detention and criminal charge of those affiliated to Bersih, and…

50 Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside Bukit Aman

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 JULY, 2011: Some 50 individual held a candlelight vigil outside the Federal police head quarters (Bukit Aman) here tonight in calling for the release of six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) activists who have been detained under the Emergency Ordinance (EO). The group gathered there at 8:15pm and included family members of the…