LFL: On-going politically-motivated cases must be urgently reviewed by the Solicitor-General

Press Statement On-going politically-motivated cases must be urgently reviewed by the Solicitor-General 21 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty wishes to remind the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and the Solicitor-General (who is currently heading the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) pending the appointment of the new AG) of the urgent need to review the numerous politically-motivated cases that…

LFL: MCMC must unblock all websites previously restricted due to political motivation

Press Statement MCMC must unblock all websites previously restricted due to political motivation 17 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes with concern that websites that were previously blocked by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) during the tenure of former Prime Minister Najib Razak for their political content remain blocked today. As in any…

LFL: Lodging police reports in defence of Dr Mahathir not conducive to democratic change

Press Statement Lodging police reports in defence of Dr Mahathir not conducive to democratic change 17 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes with concern the recent increase in police reports being lodged by concerned individuals and pro-government NGOs against offensive statements made on social media targeting the new Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Such police…

LFL: Immigration travel ban on suspects in criminal probes is justified

Press Statement Immigration travel ban on suspects in criminal probes is justified 16 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes the concern over the overseas travel blacklisting of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, and other former high-ranking officials of the previous administration by the Immigration Department. The Immigration Department is a law enforcement agency,…

LFL: Pakatan Harapan’s watershed victory must be followed by institutional and human rights reform

Press Statement Pakatan Harapan’s watershed victory must be followed by institutional and human rights reform 11 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty wishes to congratulate the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition and their Parti Warisan Sabah allies on their historic win in the 14th General Elections on 9 May 2018. With the departure of the Barisan Nasional (BN)…

Stealing GE14

Stealing GE14 A couple of weeks away from GE14, Malaysians are finally coming to terms with the lengths the Barisan Nasional (BN) government will go to ensure that they come out on top once again. Sensing a renewed Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition challenge under the leadership of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister Najib Razak and…