Press Release : Australia must call off asylum seeker “outsourcing” deal with Malaysia

On 7.5.2011, Australia and Malaysia announced a bilateral agreement which sought to transfer up to 800 asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia by sea to Malaysia while their asylum claims are being processed by the UNHCR. In return, Australia will resettle 4,000 refugees currently residing in Malaysia over a period of four years. While Australia’s agreement to accept…

Negara polis dan kebangkitan rakyat

Fadiah Nadwa Fikri http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/04/29/negara-polis-dan-kebangkitan-rakyat/ April 29, 2011 Rakyat perlu bangkit untuk mengakhiri budaya keganasan polis, kata peguam Fadiah Nadwa Fikri dari NGO Lawyers for Liberty. COMMENT Fadiah Nadwa Fikri “Dalam masa sehari semalam, Malaysia telah bertukar kepada sebuah negara polis”, itulah kata-kata yang diungkapkan Tunku Abdul Rahman berikutan Operasi Lalang yang berlaku pada tahun 1987…

Membantah penahanan tanpa bicara Muhamad Arif, 19 tahun, dibawah Ordinan Darurat

MEMBANTAH PENAHANAN MUHAMAD ARIF BIN ABU SEMAH DIBAWAH  SEKSYEN 3 (1) ORDINAN DARURAT (KETENTERAMAN AWAM PENCEGAHAN JENAYAH 1969) DAN MENUNTUT AGAR TAHANAN DIBERIKAN RUANG UNTUK MENDAPAT BANTUAN GUAMAN KENYATAAN MEDIA: 28 APRIL 2011 Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) dan Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), serta anggota keluarga Muhamad Arif Bin Abu Semah (19 tahun) mengecam penangkapan dan…

Bukit Jalil’s residents get two-week reprieve

G Vinod | April 27, 2011 www.freemalaysiatoday.com The KL High Court delays DBKL’s plans to demolish the Ladang Bukit Jalil houses. KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur High Court will decide on the injunction sought by the residents of Ladang Bukit Jalil against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on May 10. The judge, Zabariah Mohd Yusof, said…

Refugees International Field Report : Malaysia

Malaysia: Invest in Solutions for Refugees April 19, 2011 Malaysia has taken significant steps forward in improving refugee rights. In the past year, there have been no reported attempts to deport Burmese refugees to the border with Thailand and a decrease in immigration raids and arrests of registered refugees. But these advances have not yet…

Students’ Rights To Legal Representation : A Farce?

Fadiah Nadwa Fikri On 10 April 2011, eight university students who participated in “Jelajah Mahasiswa Selamatkan Rakyat”, a campaign against lewd politics were arbitrarily arrested by the police in Kuala Lumpur public transport hub while they were dispersing. In fact, the students were on their way home when the Police highhandedly arrested them and confiscated…

Disabled ISA detainee denied right to counsel

Bukit Aman says he was planning to bomb Putrajaya and Bukit Aman and the matter is still under investigation. KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman today denied disabled PKR youth member Kadir Hashim, who is being held under the ISA, access to his lawyers. His family members were, however, allowed to see him under strict supervision. Kadir,…

Injunction granted, demolition thwarted

G Vinod |freemalaysiatoday.com March 15, 2011 The Bukit Jalil estate residents obtained an interim injunction for 21 days from the court, thwarting DBKL’s plan of evicting them. FULL REPORT KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Jalil estate residents scored a minor victory this morning when the court granted an injunction against the demolition of their houses. When lawyers…

Bkt Jalil residents warn DBKL of legal action

G Vinod | March 8, 2011 freemalaysiatoday.com The Bukit Jalil estate residents have given City Hall 48-hours to explain the eviction notices, failing which an application for an injunction will be filed. KUALA LUMPUR: Ladang Bukit Jalil residents are planning to file an injunction to stop the City Hall (DBKL) from evicting them on March…