Parents of blogger hauled for questioning

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15, 2011): The parents of provocative blogger Mohd Nur Hanief Abdul Jalil, 27, were yesterday brought in for questioning by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). It was after a five-month silence since he was first hauled in by the police following his controversial blog post on March 1. The post…

Police murdered our sons, say families

 KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — The families of three young men shot dead last November 13 on suspicion of robbing a petrol station claimed that the trio were killed by police in cold blood, their lawyer said today. Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shapiei, 15, Hairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22, died in…

Another blow for Bukit Jalil estate residents

‘DBKL the wrong party to haul to court,’ says Justice Zabariah Mohd Yusof in striking out suit of 41 families. KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today struck out a suit brought by Bukit Jalil estate residents against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) for using the Emergency Ordinance to evict them from their homes. The…

Bukit Jalil estate folk lose appeal

The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision to dismiss the interim injunction against DBKL. PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal for an injunction by 41 families living in Bukit Jalil estate against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), which plans to demolish their homes. In a unanimous decision, the court comprising…

Suhakam: Police brutality probe will be thorough

Human rights watchdog assures public after receiving testimonies and video evidence of alleged abuses law enforces during the July 9 Bersih rally. KUALA LUMPUR: Suhakam’s open inquiry into police violence during the Bersih 2.0 rally will be thorough and “each and every” cop present at every incident of alleged brutality on July 9 will be…

Surendran says again: Attempted murder

PKR counters the police version of the July 9 events with videos shot at KL Sentral PETALING JAYA:  PKR vice president N Surendran, ignoring a threat of legal action, today repeated his assertion that there was an attempt to commit murder in the tear gassing of Bersih marchers at KL Sentral last July 9. Speaking…

Australia-Malaysia refugee swap is human trading

The Australia-Malaysia refugee “swap” deal, signed in Kuala Lumpur on July 25, further persecutes people who have escaped conflict and terror and have an international right to seek asylum in Australia. The Australian government said the plan was intended to attacked the “people smugglers’ business model”. But, in effect, it is a high-priced human trafficking…

Refugee swap deal: Activists stage protest

Touted by both governments as a measure against human trafficking, the apparent one-time agreement would witness an exchange of refugees between the two countries. VIDEO INSIDE KUALA LUMPUR: Some 20 human rights activists protested against a controversial refugee swap deal to be signed between Malaysia and Australia today. Women’s rights group Tenaganita executive director Irene…

Suaram: French Scorpene lawyer to be deported

SEPANG, July 22 — French lawyer William Bourdon, detained earlier today at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), will “most likely” be deported tonight, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has said.   Suaram executive director Cynthia Gabriel (C) and Fadiah Nadwa Fikri (R) call Bourdon’s deportation “arbitrary”. — Picture by Yow Hong Chieh “The deportation process is…