SEDITION ACT – USE OR ABUSE?

De facto Minister of Law, Nancy Shukri defends the Sedition Act, and its use despite, an announcement by the Prime Minister in 2012 that a National Harmony Act would replace it. We ask why the new law is taking so long to enact and if the Sedition Act is being used against the ruling government’s…

LFL: AG appeals against non-decision of PJ Sessions Court in Nik Nazmi’s case

Lawyers for Liberty is shocked to learn that the AG’s Chambers have appealed against the Sessions Court’s “decision” on 5 May 2014 to give effect to the landmark Court of Appeal’s Nik Nazmi judgment in discharging and acquitting him from the charge under Section 9(1) and 9(5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012. Nik Nazmi’s solicitors Daim & Gamany received the Notice of Appeal today.

Sessions Court postpones decision on activists

PETALING JAYA, May 16:   The Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today postponed its decision on the case of Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) activist Badrul Hisham Shaharin or Chegubard, who was recharged under the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012.   This, pending a mention on May 27 in the Federal Court,  as to whether Section…