Suhakam: There is room for human rights improvement

KUALA LUMPUR: The new chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Tan Sri Razali Ismail wants the Government to have greater human rights reforms which he says are still lacking. Razali said despite the nation’s development and economic progress, there was still room for human rights improvements. “As Malaysia makes reasonable strides in…

Govt open to replacing death with life

While the study on whether to keep the death penalty is ongoing, the Government is open to proposals on the matter. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri says the Government is considering suggestions to improve the current justice system including whether to replace the death penalty with life imprisonment, as mooted by several parties…

LFL: Independence of the Malaysian Bar under serious threat from proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act

 Press Statement Independence of the Malaysian Bar under serious threat from proposed amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1 June 2016 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the government’s wide ranging proposal to amend the Legal Profession Act 1976 as a serious threat to the independence of the Malaysian Bar. The proposed amendments reportedly are…

Malaysia receives 68 migrants from Syria

SUBANG JAYA: Malaysia received 68 Syrian migrants who are seeking refuge from the conflict-torn country Saturday. The group, consisting of 18 families with 31 children as young as seven-months, arrived in a chartered plane at the Subang Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base at about 11am. With their bags in tow, the refugees disembarked from…