LFL: Anwar Ibrahim’s ludicrous conviction merely reaffirms the return of iron fist authoritarian rule

Press Statement 7 March 2014 LFL is extremely shocked and appalled at the Court of Appeal’s ludicrous sodomy conviction and five years’ jail sentence against Anwar Ibrahim in what was clearly a trumped up and politically motivated charge that has been universally condemned. Anwar’s conviction merely reaffirms the return of iron fist authoritarian rule and…

LFL: Haste in the PP’s appeal against Anwar Ibrahim raises serious questions of judicial impartiality

Press Statement 6 March 2014 LFL is extremely concerned with the unholy haste in which our judiciary had fast tracked the Public Prosecutor’s appeal against Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy case – a trumped up and politically motivated charge that had been universally condemned. The sudden increase in judicial efficiency and swiftness to dispose off all matters…

LFL: Karpal Singh’s sedition conviction reaffirms the return of authoritarianism and political persecution

Press Statement 21 February 2014 Karpal Singh’s sedition conviction reaffirms the return of authoritarianism and political persecution LFL is extremely concerned and shocked with the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s conviction of Karpal Singh for sedition where he now faces imprisonment up to 3 years and disqualification as member of Parliament. Making political or critical comments…

LFL: Uthayakumar’s sedition conviction reaffirms PM Najib Razak’s false reformist credentials

Press Statement 18 February 2014 LFL is extremely concerned but unsurprised with the High Court’s dismissal of Uthayakumar’s appeal against his sedition conviction and sentence of 30 months’ imprisonment. The Hindraf founder was convicted for writing a letter to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2007 claiming ‘mini-genocide’ and ‘ethnic cleansing’ had been perpetrated…

Spotlight on Jais powers after Selangor raid

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — After the surprise raid and seizure of Malay and Iban language bibles yesterday, several lawyers are now questioning the extent of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department’s (Jais) power to enforce a ban on “Allah” against non-Muslims in the state. They also poured doubt on the validity and constitutionality of the…