Are there really no lawyers willing to defend the Bar Council’s Red Book?

Surely the issue cannot be that the lawyers and pupils were “only detained for a few hours” as I was made to understand. The real issue is that constitutional and human rights have been violated and that this incident is not the case of a few bad apples but rather a wider and serious problem of the PDRM’s contempt for the Constitution and human rights and the role played by lawyers.

How does that reflect on the Bar Council and its various committees when nothing is offered to these lawyers and pupils other than a press statement? What message is being sent to them and other volunteers?

Anger over puppy abuse photo

The photograph, which has been widely distributed over the Internet, shows two men hanging a puppy with string. Both men were showing an obscene gesture with their fingers. Malaysian Animal Rights Society president N. Surendran said the photograph was one of the worst cases of animal abuse he had seen. “The fact that they were posing with the puppy shows they are confident no action will be taken against them,” he said after lodging a report at the Brickfields district police headquarters here.

Malaysian Cartoonist Seized for Sedition Out on Bail

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/world/malaysian-cartoonist-seized-for-sedition-out-on-bail/398213 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police have released a controversial political cartoonist after arresting him under a harsh sedition law, his lawyer said on Sunday. Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque — better known as Zunar — works for the news Web site Malaysiakini and uses cartoons to illustrate sensitive issues such as police shooting and the sodomy trial…

Defiant cartoonist released

Home > Breaking News > SE Asia > Story Sep 26, 2010 http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_583324.html Defiant cartoonist released Zunar (above) who is being investigated under the Sedition Act, was released late Saturday on bail. — PHOTO: AP KUALA LUMPUR – MALAYSIAN police have released a controversial political cartoonist after arresting him under a harsh sedition law, his…

Cartoonist Zunar freed after a day’s remand

Cartoonist Zunar freed after a day’s remand UPDATED @ 07:16:48 PM 25-09-2010 By Adib Zalkapli September 25, 2010 http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/cartoonist-zunar-freed-after-a-days-remand/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Political satirist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or more popularly known as Zunar, was released today just hours after the police obtained a one-day remand order from the Sepang magistrate’s court. The release…

Cartoonist Zunar remanded for one day

Cartoonist Zunar remanded for one day UPDATED @ 01:50:23 PM 25-09-2010 By Adib Zalkapli September 25, 2010 http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/cartoonist-zunar-remanded-for-one-day/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — Political satirist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, who was arrested under the Sedition Act yesterday, has been remanded for one day. The remand order was issued by the Sepang Magistrate Court this morning, said…

Zunar to sue for harassment, detention

Political cartoonist Zunar was freed on police bail this evening after being detained overnight and taken on a run-around to seven police stations. He intends to sue the police over his treatment and for the return of 66 copies of his latest cartoon collection Cartoon-o-phobia. The books were seized in a raid on his office…

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis 17 September 2010 Lawyers for Liberty amat khuatir kerana ramai ahli-ahli politik dan berbagai pihak lain terlalu cepat memuji pihak polis dalam menyelesaikan kes pembunuhan ngeri  Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya dan tiga orang rakannya yang lain. Apa yang diperlihatkan dalam kes ini sebenarnya amat jauh sekali daripada kecekapan, daya saing…