Group submits clemency appeal for Vui Kong

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Malaysian lawyers and parliamentarians has submitted a memorandum to the Singapore High Commission asking for the clemency of Malaysian citizen Yong Vui Kong, who is facing the gallows. Walter Chia, the High Commission’s first secretary, received the memo from Fadiah Nadwa Fikri of Lawyers for Liberty. Chia promised to convey…

Trader sues police, govt for RM2 million

Aleyasak’s counsel Fadiah Nadwa Fikri said the suit was being filed as nothing had been done since a police report was filed in 2007.

“We want the government to be responsible for the actions of the police,” she said.

“Police brutality can never have a place in Malaysia as they are supposed to protect peaceful demonstrators as urged by Suhakam,” added Fadiah.

Abolish noose and free Shadrake, S’pore urged

Activists from Malaysian NGO Lawyers for Liberty have demanded that the Singaporean government abolish the death penalty and withdraw all charges against British author Alan Shadrake.In a protest memorandum addressed to the Singapore High Commission, a group of about 10 activists led by lawyer N Surendran (centre in photo) called for judicial reform in the…

Jet Engine Theft Case : Mindef’s justification is rubbish, says lawyer

The lawyer for former airman N Tharmendran today brushed aside the Defence Ministry’s justification for a group of military personnel who went looking for Tharmendran at his family’s home in Seremban last month.
N Surendran, who is Tharmendran’s lead counsel, said they are outraged that the ministry insists that the visit was normal procedure in seeking out military personnel who go absent without leave.

In hangman’s noose, no answers to be found

Lawyer and parliamentarian Karpal Singh, a prominent advocate for human rights and the Rule of Law, is wrong to call for child rapists to be hanged.

Probably, like a lot of Malaysians, he is horrified and angry over the recent incident involving the blatant rape of a student in a school bus in front of other students and the public.

The rising incidence of rape and violence against children and women is truly alarming, and indicates a deep-seated malaise in our society, a malaise that can be traced to our education system, the incoherent rules by which we live, the lack of respect for the Rule of Law, how our social and economic policies have abandoned large sections of our citizens to a hopeless, dehumanising and wretched poverty.

Our policing have gaping holes. People have no confidence in our policing; that i

Lawyers for Istana Negara workers lodge police report

It was reported in The Sunday Star that almost 1,000 migrant workers hired by 130 sub-contractors to work on the RM800 million Istana Negara project on Jalan Duta had not been paid for the last five months and were living in fear and frustration either because they did not have work permits or could not afford to renew permits which had expired.

Polis trafik panggil kakak Aminul beri keterangan

Kakak Aminulrasyid Amzah – Tuty Shaniza Anum – dipanggil polis sekali lagi hari ini – kali ini oleh polis trafik – untuk memberi keterangan berhubung kereta yang digunakan oleh adiknya yang mati polis pada awal pagi 26 April lalu. Tuty Shaniza tiba di cawangan trafik IPD Shah Alam di seksyen 11, pada kira-kira jam 6…

Man Lodges Report Over Police Shooting

SHAH ALAM, May 19 (Bernama) — A man has lodged a police report that he was shot by police at a roadblock in Section 7 here at midnight on April 16 last year. Shahril Azlan Ahmad Kamil, 26, said he lodged the report as no action was taken after the first lodged by his father…

Isu perisik: Wartawan Harakah dipanggil polis

Polis merakamkan kenyataan wartawan akhbar web PAS Harakahdaily ekoran laporannya berhubung pembabitan agen Israel dalam pasukan polis, seperti didakwa Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Dzulfikar Mashoor atau nama sebenarnya Zainurfaqar Yaacob dipanggil membantu siasatan ekoran laporannya berjudul ‘Asiasoft: Ujian genting bagi Hishammuddin’ pada 10 April di laman web parti Islam itu. Sehingga kini, laporan…

Seven in human rights march acquitted

Four lawyers and three activists were acquitted and discharged by the Sessions Court today of taking part in an unlawful assembly and failing to adhere to police orders to disperse two years ago. Judge S.M. Komathy Suppiah, in acquitting them without calling for their defence, said the prosecution had failed to make out a prima…