Eight police reports over police abuse

Eight Bersih 3.0 participants who claimed to be assaulted by the police on Saturday lodged reports on the matter. PETALING JAYA: Eight participants of the recent Bersih 3.0 rally lodged police reports today claiming they were assaulted by the police during the rally. The victims, accompanied by Suaram’s executive director E Nalini and Lawyers for…

Federal court dismisses Saudi Arabian columnist’s appeal

PUTRAJAYA (May 3, 2012): Saudi Arabian columnist Hamza Kashgari, who claimed he was unlawfully arrested and deported from Malaysia, failed in his appeal today at the Federal Court here for reinstatement of his habeas corpus application. A five-man panel led by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum unanimously dismissed his appeal…

Students, activists granted bail

The four were detained for obstructing DBKL officers from carrying out their duties. KUALA LUMPUR: The four detained yesterday for not allowing City Hall (DBKL) officers to carry out their duties have been allowed bail by magistrate Nur Azura Murah. The four, including two students, were detained at Dataran Merdeka. They face a charge under…

Four activists held, donation ‘stolen’

Four Occupy Dataran activists have been arrested while a student leader claims that the cash collected from supporters has been stolen. FULL REPORT KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers detained three Occupy Dataran activists while another was held by an unidentified plainclothes officer. A student leader also claimed that the DBKL officers…

Activist claims trial to obstructing DBKL officer

KUALA LUMPUR: A student activist claimed trial today to obstructing a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officer from arresting another activist at Dataran Merdeka yesterday. Umar Mohamad Azmi, 23, was charged in the magistrate’s court with intentionally preventing Mohd Masran Mamat, 33, from arresting 34-year-old Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin at Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Raja, Dang…

MYANMAR: What next for the Rohingyas?

Photo: David Swanson/IRIN Only a fraction of the Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh are registered BANGKOK, 29 March 2012 (IRIN) – As Myanmar gears up for a by-election on 1 April, experts and community leaders are divided over what the ongoing reforms may hold for the Rohingya people, a stateless Muslim ethnic group living…

Bar Council: MACC’s demand to question lawyers accompanying witnesses is tantamount to intimidation of lawyers

The Malaysian Bar condemns the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) for ordering Latheefa Koya and Murnie Hidayah Anuar, the two lawyers who acted as legal counsel for Shamsubahrain Ismail and accompanied him during his questioning by MACC, to be similarly questioned, in the name of assisting an investigation into an offence. The presence of a lawyer…

Arutchelvan, student activist hauled up by police

PSM sec-gen Arutchelvan and Mohd Khalid are being investigated under the Sedition Act for speeches made at an ABU ceramah on Jan 23. KAJANG: PSM secretary general S Arutchelvan and second year UiTM law student cum activist Mohd Khalid Ismath were called up by the police and questioned for about 40 minutes today over speeches…

Kashgari’s habeas corpus application thrown out

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The High Court here today dismissed the habeas corpus application filed by lawyers for Saudi Arabian journalist Hamzah Kashgari, granting the preliminary objection raised by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.  Kashgari, who writes for the Jeddah-based Al Bilad newspaper, was deported on February 12 at the request of Saudi government for posting…

Hamza Kashgari, kamu dimana sekarang?

Sesiapa yang tahu mendalam tentang budaya Arab akan tahu bagaimana syair, sajak dan gurindam amat-amat dekat di hati bangsa Arab. Bukan sesuatu yang ganjil apabila kita bertemu seorang Beduin di padang pasir yang mungkin buta huruf tetapi boleh menghafal syair dan sajak yang berumur ratusan tahun. Puncak keindahan bahasa Arab ini boleh dihayati dalam al-Quran. ‘I love…

Malaysia ‘acted unlawfully’ in deporting Saudi journalist

Lawyers representing Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari have said there are no immigration records of his deportation from Malaysia, insinuating that the 23-year-old had been sent back to his native country surreptitiously and in violation of international laws concerning “non-refoulement”. According to Kashgari’s lawyer, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, neither Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (Subang) airport nor Kuala Lumpur International…

‘No immigration report of deportation’

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers representing Saudi Arabian journalist Hamza Kashgari Mohamad Najeeb said today that there were no immigration records showing that the 23-year-old was deported prior to a court injunction preventing the government from doing so. “We checked at the Subang airport immigration at between 2.15pm to 2.30pm and there were no immigration records of…