LFL Article/Commentary: PEMECATAN EXCO: MENTERI BESAR ATAU SULTAN ?

Petang ini kita sekali lagi dikejutkan dengan tindakan Abdul Khalid Ibrahim memecat 6 orang Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri dari Parti Tindakan Demokratik (DAP) dan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (Keadilan) berkuatkuasa serta merta. Tindakan Abdul Khalid Ibrahim tersebut kononnya dibuat berikutan tindakan 6 orang Exco tersebut yang telah membuat beberapa kenyataan dan menandatangani surat supaya diadakan…

The Coroner’s Court is Old Wine in New Bottle

Imagine my surprise when I read Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri’s sudden announcement of the commencement of the Coroner’s Court to replace the inquest system (New Straits Times, 3 April 2014 – “Nancy: Coroner’s Court starts April 15”) when there was no consultation with the Malaysian Bar or civil society on a…

A Personal Tribute to Karpal Singh

It was truly shocking and heartbreaking to hear of Mr Karpal Singh’s sudden death this morning, a man whom I still refer to as “Boss” even though I left his law firm almost 15 years ago. It was only last night that I regaled my younger colleagues with anecdotes of my time working with him…

Anwar’s verdict and Malaysia’s democratic future

Ever since Anwar Ibrahim was sacked as Deputy Prime Minister in 1998, the government has continuously misused state institutions especially the police, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the judiciary to persecute him on what were clearly politically motivated and trumped up charges. Anwar was beaten to within an inch of his life by then Inspector-General of…

LFL Movie Screening: No Fire Zone

“The anguished voices of the dead, the dying and those left behind might yet be heard – and justice may yet catch up with Sri Lanka’s war criminals.” – Callum Macrae Carefully evidenced and powerfully measured, ‘No Fire Zone’ is a feature length film about the final awful months of the 26 year long Sri…

One Year after the Violence Began: Civil Society Organisations Deeply Concerned by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation of Stateless Rohingya

The Rohingya, a stateless minority of Myanmar, have endured decades of abuse, persecution and discrimination. One year ago, on 3 June 2012, the massacre of ten Muslims travelling in Rakhine State, following the killing and reported rape of a Buddhist woman, marked the beginning of a series of violent attacks against the Rohingya and other…

We are Hiring! Looking for Statelessness Consultant

Job Description for Statelessness Consultant Lawyers for Liberty is seeking a qualified and motivated applicant for the position of Statelessness Consultant to support its work through human rights and public interest litigation, research, campaign and advocacy work. Vacancy Announcement Position Title: Statelessness Consultant Employment Type: Full time, 6 months Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor Work experience:…