A Personal Tribute to Karpal Singh

It was truly shocking and heartbreaking to hear of Mr Karpal Singh’s sudden death this morning, a man whom I still refer to as “Boss” even though I left his law firm almost 15 years ago. It was only last night that I regaled my younger colleagues with anecdotes of my time working with him…

Up to AG to decide on Selangor Bible case, say lawyers

The Attorney General (AG) must clarify whether the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) or its office bearers had committed any offences when the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) seized 300 copies of Bibles in Bahasa Malaysia and the Iban language early this year, a lawyers’s group said. Lawyers for Liberty executive director Eric Paulsen (pic,…

Anwar’s verdict and Malaysia’s democratic future

Ever since Anwar Ibrahim was sacked as Deputy Prime Minister in 1998, the government has continuously misused state institutions especially the police, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the judiciary to persecute him on what were clearly politically motivated and trumped up charges. Anwar was beaten to within an inch of his life by then Inspector-General of…

LFL: Karpal’s sedition conviction undermines the rule of law and public confidence in the administration of justice

11 March 2014 LFL is shocked and extremely concerned with Karpal Singh’s sedition conviction and RM4,000 fine imposed by High Court Judge Azman Abdullah thus disqualifying him as member of Parliament (although the disqualification would be stayed until he has exhausted all legal appeals). We reiterate that making political or critical comments is not a…