Kartunis saman polis, kerajaan kerana rampas bukunya

KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang kartunis hari ini memfailkan saman terhadap dua anggota polis dan tiga yang lain kerana menahan serta merampas 66 buku dan sebuah lukisan kartun miliknya. Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque atau Zunar dan syarikat miliknya, Sepakat Efektif Sdn Bhd menamakan Asisten Superintendan (ASP) Arikrishna dan ASP Marina Hashim sebagai defendan pertama dan kedua manakala…

Cartoonist sues cops, govt

Zunar wants the court to declare that his arrest was done in bad faith, and order the return of his books which were seized. KUALA LUMPUR: Cartoonist Zulkiflee SM UlHaque, better known as Zunar, and his company, Sepakat Efektif Sdn Bhd today filed a civil suit here against the police and the government. The suit…

Suhakam misquoted on refugee swap

Suhakam says that it was misquoted as supporting the Australia-Malaysia refugee swap. KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has shot down an earlier report implicating its support of the Australia-Malaysia refugee swap. Last Monday, Suhakam commissioner, Dr Khaw Lake Tee, was quoted by the New Straits Times as saying, “Malaysia has given…

Memorandum to Suhakam on the Australia-Malaysia refugee “outsourcing” deal

Introduction On 7 May 2011, the Australian and Malaysian governments announced a bilateral agreement which sought to transfer up to 800 asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia by sea to Malaysia while their asylum claims are being processed by the UNHCR. The announcement declared among others that the “transferees will not receive any preferential treatment over asylum seekers…

Kugan: Lawyers feel witness not independent

The counsel for late Kugan’s family questioned the impartiality of the MMC inquiry. KUALA LUMPUR: The lawyers representing the family of A Kugan who died in police custody were taken aback when an expert witness turned up to testify on behalf of a pathologist. They cast doubts on the independence of the expert, Dr Mohd…

HRW letter to PM Najib Razak regarding the Refugee/Asylum Seeker Exchange Agreement with Australia

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohammed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak Office of the Prime Minister Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia Via facsimile, email Re: Refugee/Asylum Seeker Exchange Agreement with Australia Dear Mr. Prime Minister: We are writing to express our grave concerns about the planned agreement under which…

Why special treatment for Aussie boatpeople?

Malaysia’s move to exempt 800 boatpeople from its immigration laws has led to activists questioning the preferential treatment. PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s decision to grant the 800 boatpeople sent from Australia exemption from its immigration laws has been met with hostility from local activist groups. The Australian media yesterday reported that the asylum seekers would not…

Glenmarie shooting was murder, says lawyer

According to the post-mortem report, at least one of the three youths was kneeling when police shot him, N Surendran tells reporters. PETALING JAYA: It was murder in cold blood, according to a lawyer for the families of three youths whom police shot dead in Glenmarie last year. Addressing a press conference at the PKR…