ISA detainees resume hunger strike

The two Malaysians are still in the dark over their fate despite the repealing of the ISA.   PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysians detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Kamunting have resumed their hunger strike in protest against the lack of progress over their release. Although the ISA has been repealed and replaced with…

‘Cops trigger happy’ claim

Families of slain robbery trio allege police high-handedness Location: KUALA LUMPUR DEVASTATED: Laila, who is with her baby girl, could not control her emotions during the press conference — Pic: Arif Kartono THE parents of two brothers and another suspect gunned down in a shoot-out with police in Taman Billion, Cheras, on April 14 have alleged…

Lawyer group seeks special probe of Cheras killing

Lawyers for Liberty says there is something amiss in the police version of the story. KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Liberty (LFF) today called on Bukit Aman police headquarters to set up an independent body to investigate the death of three men in an alleged shootout with policemen in Cheras last month. Speaking after lodging reports…

Yellow victims tell blue and black tales

Victims of police brutality during the April 28 Bersih rally relate their ordeal of being on the receiving end of ‘karate chops’ and ‘flying kicks’.  KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Saufi Othman, 29, was attempting to leave the city on the evening of April 28 when he was confronted by a group of policemen who began raining…

‘Tortured’ Bersih participant rejects cop interview

A Bersih 3.0 participant who accused police of beating him up is now refusing to provide further statements to investigate his allegations of brutality. PETALING JAYA: Police have urged the Bersih 3.0 participant and alleged “police torture” victim Mohd Safuan Mamat to come forward so that a statement can be recorded to investigate his case.…

‘Cops beat me as I looked for food’

Two victims of alleged police brutality during the Bersih protest lodged reports against their aggressors. PETALING JAYA: A Bersih protester in search of food was allegedly served with a police beating instead during the final hours of the April 28 rally. At about 7pm that day, Abdul Razib Abu, 45, was riding his motorcycle near…

Police tortured me, claims Bersih participant

A technician alleges he was detained overnight and beaten up after he voluntarily went to the police station to give his statement about his participation in the rally. PETALING JAYA: A participant in the Bersih 3.0 rally who voluntarily went to a police station yesterday alleged he was detained overnight and tortured when he went…

MACC springs surprise on Fernandez

The agency wanted her to lodge a report and sit through another round of questioning, which she refused to oblige. PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) this morning completed a two-hour long interview with Tenaganita executive director, Irene Fernandez, over her recent remarks of alleged corruption in Malaysia’s employment of migrant workers. But the interview…

Four lawyers file suit against IGP, govt

KUALA LUMPUR: Four lawyers from Lawyers for Liberty who were arrested when trying to provide legal aid to detainees three years ago, have filed a suit against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Malaysian Government claiming they were wrongfully arrested. Their counsel Farhana Abd Halim said they had filed the suit to make a…

Lawyers sue for wrongful arrests in 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — A quartet of lawyers are suing the police and government for their wrongful arrests while attempting to provide legal representation to activists detained after a candlelight vigil in 2009, Bernama Online reported today The four — Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, 29, Murni Hidayah Anuar, 28, Puspawati Rosman, 31, and Syuhaini Safwan,…