Zunar to sue for harassment, detention

Political cartoonist Zunar was freed on police bail this evening after being detained overnight and taken on a run-around to seven police stations. He intends to sue the police over his treatment and for the return of 66 copies of his latest cartoon collection Cartoon-o-phobia. The books were seized in a raid on his office…

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis 17 September 2010 Lawyers for Liberty amat khuatir kerana ramai ahli-ahli politik dan berbagai pihak lain terlalu cepat memuji pihak polis dalam menyelesaikan kes pembunuhan ngeri  Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya dan tiga orang rakannya yang lain. Apa yang diperlihatkan dalam kes ini sebenarnya amat jauh sekali daripada kecekapan, daya saing…

Hukuman mati dalam & luar novel

Beberapa hari yang lalu, saya membaca novel The Chamber karya John Grisham. Novel ini novel lama, yang diterbitkan pertama kali kira-kira 15 tahun lepas. Watak utama novel ini ialah Adam Hall, seorang peguam muda yang baru setahun menjadi peguam. Kisah hidup Adam dalam novel ini mengambil masa sebulan. Dalam masa sebulan, Adam terpaksa mempersiapkan dirinya…

AMINULRASYID: PERHITUNGAN TERAKHIR

Pada 8 September 2010, Lawyers for Liberty mendampingi keluarga Allahyarham Aminulrasyhid Amzah serta ahli keluarga mangsa-mangsa penembakan polis bagi menyerahkan memorandum tuntutan keadilan kepada Menteri Dalam Negeri  Hishamuddin Hussein Onn. Amat disesalkan mereka dilayan dengan sikap sambil lewa dan acuh tidak acuh oleh para pegawai Kementerian Dalam Negeri. Pihak Kementerian tidak menunjukkan sebarang usaha untuk…

AMINULRASYID: THE FINAL RECKONING

On 8th September 2010, Lawyers for Liberty accompanied the family of Aminulrasyid Amzah and other police shooting victims to hand over a memorandum seeking justice to the Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein Onn. Regrettably, they were met with apathy and indifference by officials at the Home Ministry. They made no effort to find out what the matter was, and…

The Quest for Justice continues for all victims

  Memorandum: The Quest for Justice continues for Aminulrasyid, Azzamudin, Mohd Afham, Norizan Salleh, Shahril Azlan & A.Kugan Kementerian Dalam Negeri, Putrajaya 8 September 2010 Is there no justice and rule of law in Malaysia ? Can the police abuse their powers as they please and escape the law, justice, criminal prosecution and disciplinary action…

Group submits clemency appeal for Vui Kong

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Malaysian lawyers and parliamentarians has submitted a memorandum to the Singapore High Commission asking for the clemency of Malaysian citizen Yong Vui Kong, who is facing the gallows. Walter Chia, the High Commission’s first secretary, received the memo from Fadiah Nadwa Fikri of Lawyers for Liberty. Chia promised to convey…