LFL: Criminal investigations by MCMC against members of public for alleged ‘cyber-bullying’ of parliament is high-handed, unlawful & absurd

Press Statement   Criminal investigations by MCMC against members of public for alleged ‘cyber-bullying’ of parliament is high-handed, unlawful & absurd   18 July 2024 We refer to MCMC’s statement yesterday that they are investigating members of the public for making alleged “offensive comments” on social media in relation to the parliamentary session which they…

LFL: PM Anwar’s announcement that non-Malays who get 10As can enroll into matriculation programme is meaningless while current 90% bumi quota is still in place

Press Statement   PM Anwar’s announcement that non-Malays who get 10As can enroll into matriculation programme is meaningless while current 90% bumi quota is still in place   2 July 2024   We refer to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s statement on Sunday that the government will be lifting the racial barrier for matriculation for non-Malay…

LFL: Madani Govt’s reliance on report of Bumiputera Economic Congress to justify UiTM’s bumiputera only policy is absurd, unreasonable & unconstitutional

Press Statement   Madani Govt’s reliance on report of Bumiputera Economic Congress to justify UiTM’s bumiputera only policy is absurd, unreasonable & unconstitutional   27 June 2024   We refer to statement by Higher Education Minister Zambry Abd Kadir in parliament yesterday where he stated UiTM remains closed to non-bumiputera students, citing a report from…

LFL: Planned licensing and regulation of social media is an unlawful & authoritarian attempt to stifle online criticism of the Madani Govt & stinks of despotism

Press Statement Planned licensing and regulation of social media is an unlawful & authoritarian attempt to stifle online criticism of the Madani Govt & stinks of despotism 25 June 2024   We refer to news reports yesterday that the Cabinet has approved plans to impose licensing and regulate social media platforms, including regulation of political…

LFL: Azam Baki & the MACC’s outright dismissal without any enquiry of 2 lawyers complaint over their arrest & harassment is high-handed & contrary to good governance; Federal Govt must intervene

Press Statement   Azam Baki & the MACC’s outright dismissal without any enquiry of 2 lawyers complaint over their arrest & harassment is high-handed & contrary to good governance; Federal Govt must intervene   12 June 2024   We refer to MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki’s response yesterday on the disclosure by 2 lawyers that…

LFL: Police must carry out their statutory duty to continue investigation of the alleged criminal assault of disabled man by Johor regent’s escort despite any “settlement” of the matter

Press Statement   Police must carry out their statutory duty to continue investigation of the alleged criminal assault of disabled man by Johor regent’s escort despite any “settlement” of the matter   30 May 2023     We refer to news reports yesterday in which Bukit Aman CID chief confirmed that police are investigating the…

LFL: PM Anwar’s ‘“doesn’t matter’” comment on Malaysia’s fall in World Press Freedom Index is unacceptable & smacks of arrogance

Press Statement   PM Anwar’s ‘“doesn’t matter’” comment on Malaysia’s fall in World Press Freedom Index is unacceptable & smacks of arrogance   28 May 2024   We refer to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s statement yesterday dismissing Malaysia’s declining ranking in the World Press Freedom Index with a ‘doesn’t matter’ comment.   This response was…

LFL: Chegubard’s arrest for sedition is a blatant abuse of power, public have a right to ask questions on casino allegation involving PM Anwar Ibrahim and the government

Press Statement   Chegubard’s arrest for sedition is a blatant abuse of power, public have a right to ask questions on casino allegation involving PM Anwar Ibrahim and the government   29 April 2024   We refer to the news reports that activist Badrul Hisham Shaharin or “Chegubard” was arrested under the Sedition Act and…

LFL: Fahmi’s attempt to use ‘slander’ to justify the crackdown on freedom of speech is dishonest & reneges on PH’s manifesto promises

Press Statement Fahmi’s attempt to use ‘slander’ to justify the crackdown on freedom of speech is dishonest & reneges on PH’s manifesto promises 25 April 2024 We refer to the statement by the Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil who in response to Amnesty International’s criticism of the government’s failure to fulfil its commitment to reform laws…

LFL: Hannah Yeoh is wrong, the citizenship bill by the Madani Govt brings zero benefit to Malaysian mothers with children born overseas

Press Statement Hannah Yeoh is wrong, the citizenship bill by the Madani Govt brings zero benefit to Malaysian mothers with children born overseas 9 April 2024 We refer to the statement made by Minister Hannah Yeoh in an interview published today in which she defended the controversial citizenship bill and said she was ‘pleased’ that…