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…

Court rules ‘celaka Umno’ not seditious

The George Town Sessions Court acquitted and discharged today DAP lawmaker RSN Rayer of a sedition charge over his “celaka Umno” (Damn Umno) remark. Justice Roslan Hamid said the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against the Seri Delima state assemblyman. “While the prosecution has proved that he has said those words…

LFL: The EAIC’s report into Dharmendran’s death is an urgent reminder for the government to implement the IPCMC

Press Statement The EAIC’s report into Dharmendran’s death is an urgent reminder for the government to implement the IPCMC 29 April 2016   On 28 April 2016, the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) released its investigative report into the death of N. Dharmendran on what must be one of the most shocking custodial death in recent…

LFL: Investigation into lawyers’ AGM motion a serious attack on the independence of the Bar

Press Statement Investigation into lawyers’ AGM motion a serious attack on the independence of the Bar 29 March 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the sedition investigation against three lawyers who submitted a motion to discuss Attorney-General Mohamad Apandi Ali’s refusal to prosecute Prime Minister Najib Razak over the 1MDB scandal and…

LFL: Government should embrace the Internet, not impose more restrictions to stifle news portals and blogs

Press Statement Government should embrace the Internet, not impose more restrictions to stifle news portals and blogs 23 March 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s proposal for online news portals and political blogs to be registered with the government, thus effectively restricting further the ever-shrinking democratic space…