HRW: Investigate Crackdown on Pro-Democracy March

Cease Intimidation, Free Detained Activists (Bangkok, July 14, 2011) – The Malaysian government should launch a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the use of excessive force and unwarranted arrests by the security forces during a march for electoral reform in Kuala Lumpur on July 9, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should…

Council finds pathologist guilty of lying in Kugan report

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12: The Malaysian Medical Council, the body responsible for overseeing all medical doctors in the country, has found Serdang Hospital pathologist Dr Abdul Karim Tajudin guilty of negligence for failing to prepare an honest report into the death of A Kugan whose death under police custody triggered protests in 2009. OFFICIAL BRUTALITY…

Wildlife Dept sleeping on the job, say activists

Perhilitan and police are alleged to have neglected questioning a key witness to the global traffic in exotic species. PETALING JAYA: Malaysian authorities recently wasted a rare opportunity to get vital information from a key witness to a global wildlife trafficking syndicate involving the notorious Anson Wong, according to PKR vice-president and human rights lawyer…

50 Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside Bukit Aman

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 JULY, 2011: Some 50 individual held a candlelight vigil outside the Federal police head quarters (Bukit Aman) here tonight in calling for the release of six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) activists who have been detained under the Emergency Ordinance (EO). The group gathered there at 8:15pm and included family members of the…

Bersih: Jangan panik jika polis tangkap anda – peguam

KUALA LUMPUR: Peserta Perhimpunan Bersih 2.0 dinasihatkan supaya tidak panik sekiranya ditangkap polis, kata peguam Hak Asasi Manusia, Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) dalam forum anjurannya bertajuk ‘Hak Untuk Berhimpun’. Forum tersebut menampilkan panel yang terdiri daripada N. Surendran, R. Sivarsa dan Latheeya Koya yang dipengerusikan Fadiah Nadwa Fikri di Dewan Perhimpunan Cina Selangor, semalam. Latheefa…

Hak bukan hak jika perlukan permit

KUALA LUMPUR: Peguam hak asasi manusia N Surendran mengkritik Akta Polis 1967 yang menjadi batu penghalang kepada hak berhimpun. “Sesuatu hak bukan hak sekiranya permit diperlukan untuk mengamalkan hak tersebut. Ia lesen,” kata beliau yang juga merupakan antara pengasas pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Lawyers For Liberty pada bengkel ‘Hak Berhimpun’ anjuran NGO tersebut di Dewan…

Permits for assembly unconstitutional, says lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — Malaysians have the right to march as the Police Act 1967 that mandates permits for public assemblies violates the constitutional right to assemble peacefully, says PKR vice-president N. Surendran. The human rights lawyer stressed that Malaysians had the right to march in the July 9 Bersih rally, pointing out that…