Anwar still our best hope

Who wants to be free? Who wants to be rid of the lies, deceit and oppression of the Alliance/National Front government? Well, certainly not those who dance to the tune of the posturer and pretender Zaid Ibrahim, former Umno man and ex-leader of the reactionary Muslim Lawyers Association. At a time when a small and beleagured opposition and civil society stood valiantly against despotic…

PROTEST MEMO TO IGP ON 30TH OCTOBER 2010 ( Beating and abduction of K.Selvachandran by police)

The continuing descent of the Malaysian police force into lawlessness has been graphically demonstrated by the October 25th abduction and beating of K.Selvachandran by police personnel. Selvachandran was a key witness who testified against the police in the recently concluded R.Gunasegaran inquest. On the very day the verdict was delivered in the inquest, police moved against Selvachandran. When Selva’s children asked police why their…

Are there really no lawyers willing to defend the Bar Council’s Red Book?

Surely the issue cannot be that the lawyers and pupils were “only detained for a few hours” as I was made to understand. The real issue is that constitutional and human rights have been violated and that this incident is not the case of a few bad apples but rather a wider and serious problem of the PDRM’s contempt for the Constitution and human rights and the role played by lawyers.

How does that reflect on the Bar Council and its various committees when nothing is offered to these lawyers and pupils other than a press statement? What message is being sent to them and other volunteers?

Hukuman mati dalam & luar novel

Beberapa hari yang lalu, saya membaca novel The Chamber karya John Grisham. Novel ini novel lama, yang diterbitkan pertama kali kira-kira 15 tahun lepas. Watak utama novel ini ialah Adam Hall, seorang peguam muda yang baru setahun menjadi peguam. Kisah hidup Adam dalam novel ini mengambil masa sebulan. Dalam masa sebulan, Adam terpaksa mempersiapkan dirinya…

Hukuman Mati: Perspektif Islam

Sebagai kesinambungan artikel berkenaan hukuman mati yang dijatuhkan oleh Mahkamah di Singapura terhadap Yong Vui Kong, seorang remaja berusia 22 tahun yang merupakan seorang rakyat Malaysia, persoalan justifikasi hukuman mati tidak dapat dipisahkan daripada pandangan agama yang banyak mempengaruhi pandangan umum. Perdebatan yang berkisar tentang kesalahan yang mewajibkan hukuman mati akan dirujuk secara terus kepada…

Antara hukuman mati dengan peluang kedua

Pada 10 Jun 2010 yang lepas, beberapa kumpulan aktivis hak asasi manusia dan perundang-undangan tempatan, antaranya Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Jawatankuasa Undang-undang Perlembagaan Majlis Peguam, Amnesty International dan Lawyers For Liberty (Peguam untuk Kebebasan) telah mengadakan sidang akhbar di Majlis Peguam. Sidang akhbar tersebut bertujuan untuk mengiringi dan memberi sokongan kepada peguam hak asasi daripada…