LFL: Government’s special committee to combat ‘fake news’ raises serious concerns

Press Statement Government’s special committee to combat ‘fake news’ raises serious concerns 2 February 2018 Lawyers for Liberty view with serious concern the recent announcement by Minister Azalina Othman Said that Putrajaya has formed a special committee to formulate laws to tackle ‘fake news’. While we agree that fabricated news content is a concern, the…

Transgender misrepresentation in the news media

Transgender misrepresentation in the news media In the latest twist to the ongoing Nur Sajat saga, the well-known cosmetic entrepreneur bemoaned the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the public preoccupation over her gender identity. ‘This gender issue…is like the country’s biggest issue,’ she wrote in Malay on her Facebook page. She continued. ‘Should Nur…

Gambaran yang salah oleh media berita terhadap transgender

Gambaran yang salah oleh media berita terhadap transgender Dalam perkembangan terbaharu saga Nur Sajat, usahawan kosmetik yang terkenal tersebut menyuarakan kerunsingan beliau terhadap keasyikan Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) dan orang awam terhadap identiti jantinanya. ‘Issues jantina ini…ibarat issues masalah besar dalam negara..’ ujarnya di dalam kemaskini status halaman Facebook beliau. ‘Tetapi patut ker issues…

LFL: MCMC must address data security instead of persecuting social media users

Press Statement MCMC must address data security instead of persecuting social media users 24 January 2018 Lawyers for Liberty are deeply concerned with the continuous misused of power by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in persecuting social media users, the latest being DAP MP Nga Kor Ming and Pakatan Harapan’s Terengganu Women’s Wing Treasurer…

LFL: Set up a credible Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Wang Kelian mass graves and subsequent cover-up

PRESS STATEMENT Set up a credible Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Wang Kelian mass graves and subsequent cover-up 20 December 2017 Lawyers for Liberty refer to the New Straits Times report today “Was there a cover-up in Wang Kelian?” on the discovery of mass graves of human trafficking victims in Wang Kelian, Perlis…

LFL: Police should cease investigating Professor Shad Faruqi

PRESS STATEMENT Police should cease investigating Professor Shad Faruqi 19 December 2017  Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the criminal investigation against Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi regarding his article “Religious Radicalism on the Rise” published in The Star on 23 November 2017, which criticised the Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute’s (IKSIM) stance on Islam…