LFL: MCMC must justify censoring Lowyat.net report on a serious personal data breach

Press Statement MCMC must justify censoring Lowyat.net report on a serious personal data breach 20 October 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) heavy handed approach in ordering Lowyat.net to remove the report titled “Personal data of millions of Malaysians up for sale, sources of breach still unknown”…

LFL: Make public the draft Political Donations and Expenditure legislation

Press Statement Make public the draft Political Donations and Expenditure legislation 17 October 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with serious concern the proposed Political Donations and Expenditure legislation that is currently being drafted by the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (Integriti) and is expected to be completed soon. The legislation seeks to regulate ‘political funding’ and little is known about its…

Court refuses church’s bid, says govt’s reasons for ‘Allah’ ban classified under OSA

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today rejected a Sabah church’s bid to find out why the government banned the word “Allah” in non-Muslims’ publications, saying such government information is classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972. Lawyer Annou Xavier, who represented the Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) Sabah church, confirmed that the court had dismissed his…