LFL: Arrest of allegedly “insulting” social media posts made viral tantamount to mob rule

Press Statement Arrest of allegedly “insulting” social media posts made viral tantamount to mob rule 9 January 2019 Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) views with extreme concern the recent arrests of three persons by the police under the Sedition Act 1948 for alleged “insulting” social media comments regarding the YDP Agong’s recent resignation. The Sedition Act…

LFL: The PH government must not backpedal on law reform relating to fundamental liberties

Press Statement The PH government must not backpedal on law reform relating to fundamental liberties 2 January 2018 Lawyers for Liberty refers to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s statement on Sunday at the Bersatu annual general assembly that the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (POCA), Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) and Prevention of Terrorism…

LFL: Govt must not discriminate against ordinary rakyat by issuing support letters to party members

Press Statement Govt must not discriminate against ordinary rakyat by issuing support letters to party members 9 December 2018 We refer to disclosure yesterday that the DPM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s political secretary had issued a ‘support’ letter for a company connected to a PKR party member to obtain a contract from the Education Ministry.…

LFL: Johor State govt must stop evading responsibility for the de-gazetting of Pulau Kukup & act immediately to restore its status as a national park

Press Statement Johor State govt must stop evading responsibility for the de-gazetting of Pulau Kukup & act immediately to restore its status as a national park 6 December 2018 I refer to the statement by the senior Johor State Exco member Aminolhuda Hassan yesterday who attempted to blame the previous BN state government for the…

LFL is hiring! Looking for a Research Officer

Lawyers for Liberty is seeking applicants for the position of Research Officer to support its work through human rights and legal research for its campaign and advocacy work.   Vacancy Announcement Position Title: Research Officer Employment Type: Full time, 1 year contract (subject to initial 3 months’ probation) Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor Work experience: Preferably…

LFL: 
Reports of Kedah town’s ‘sin’ patrols are an appalling display of vigilantism that blatantly disregards the rule of law

Press Statement 
Reports of Kedah town’s ‘sin’ patrols are an appalling display of vigilantism that blatantly disregards the rule of law 15 November 2018 We refer to the alarming news report detailing a vigilante group “Skuad Badar” in Sungai Petani surveilling and raiding couples suspected of having sex out of wedlock and other “illicit activities”…