Bersih: Jangan panik jika polis tangkap anda – peguam

KUALA LUMPUR: Peserta Perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 dinasihatkan supaya tidak panik sekiranya ditangkap polis, kata peguam Hak Asasi Manusia, Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) dalam forum anjurannya bertajuk ‘Hak Untuk Berhimpun’. Forum tersebut menampilkan panel yang terdiri daripada N. Surendran, R. Sivarsa dan Latheeya Koya yang dipengerusikan Fadiah Nadwa Fikri di Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Selangor, semalam. Latheefa…

Hak bukan hak jika perlukan permit

KUALA LUMPUR: Peguam hak asasi manusia N Surendran mengkritik Akta Polis 1967 yang menjadi batu penghalang kepada hak berhimpun. “Sesuatu hak bukan hak sekiranya permit diperlukan untuk mengamalkan hak tersebut. Ia lesen,” kata beliau yang juga merupakan antara pengasas pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Lawyers For Liberty pada bengkel ‘Hak Berhimpun’ anjuran NGO tersebut di Dewan…

Permits for assembly unconstitutional, says lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — Malaysians have the right to march as the Police Act 1967 that mandates permits for public assemblies violates the constitutional right to assemble peacefully, says PKR vice-president N. Surendran. The human rights lawyer stressed that Malaysians had the right to march in the July 9 Bersih rally, pointing out that…

FIDH/Suaram: Authorities must cease violations of freedom of peaceful assembly and expression

Press Release Malaysia: Authorities must cease violations of freedom of peaceful assembly and expression Paris-Bangkok, 30 June 2011. The recent arrests and criminal charges against members and supporters of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM), as well as the government’s refusal to grant permit for political rallies, constitute serious violations of the right to freedom…

HRW: End Crackdown on Peaceful Campaigners

Permit Bersih Coalition to Hold March (Bangkok, June 30, 2011) – The Malaysian government should immediately end its crackdown on the  Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) and release everyone  arbitrarily detained for involvement in its activities, Human Rights Watch said  today. Police should return all Bersih-related materials confiscated  during the past week and…

Experts: Bersih T-shirts NOT illegal

PETALING JAYA: Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein who said wearing yellow Bersih 2.0 T-shirts is illegal came under fire from lawyers and academics today who said he was “talking nonsense”. Hishammuddin told the press this morning that the arrests of those wearing such T-shirts are justified as it is related to an illegal activity. However, the…