LFL: Reform the prisons system not perpetuate cruel and inhumane detention conditions

Press Statement Reform the prisons system not perpetuate cruel and inhumane detention conditions 4 September 2016 Lawyers for Liberty is deeply concerned over the recent suggestion by former Court of Appeal judge Mohd Noor Abdullah that the detention conditions in prisons be made worse, by among others making it infested with rats, cockroaches and mosquitoes…

Judge: Edge can claim damages

KUALA LUMPUR: The Edge Commu­nications Sdn Bhd can claim for damages from the Home Minister for suspending two of its publications last year, Court of Appeal ruled. A three-man panel unanimously dismissed the appeal brought by the Home Minister and the Home Ministry secretary-general. Court of Appeal judge Justice Mohd Zawawi Salleh held that the…

Suhakam wants mechanism to review NSC Act

KUALA LUMPUR: It was Benjamin Franklin who said in 1755 that “those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”, recalled Suhakam Chairman Razali Ismail in the keynote speech at the “Civil Society Conference on National Security” in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Franklin’s simple phrase reminds…