Activist remanded four days for sedition over tweet

Activist Khalid Mohd Ismath has been rearrested under the Sedition Act 1948 and remanded today for four days over an alleged tweet criticising the detention of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) critic Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan and lawyer Matthias Chang. News portal Malaysiakini reported that Khalid was first detained Wednesday in Johor Baru under the Communications…

Court rules Sedition Act legal, Azmi Sharom to stand trial

 Law professor Dr Azmi Sharom will have to stand trial for sedition after the Federal Court today dismissed his move to challenge the constitutionality of the Sedition Act 1948. The apex court today declared the law enacted under British rule was constitutional. Today’s ruling will impact some 30 politicians, government critics and activists‎ who have…

Bar to go after those meddling in 1MDB probe

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar will initiate legal action against public officers who interfered in investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Its president Steven Thiru said the Bar was mandated under the Legal Profession Act to uphold the law. He said one possible action was the tort of abuse of power or misfeasance in public…

Maria Chin among 9 charged with illegal assembly, sedition

Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah and seven others today pleaded not guilty for participating in the #KitaLawan rallies held earlier this year. Chin, Jingga 13 chairman Mohd Fariz Musa, Bersih 2.0 secretariat manager Mandeep Singh, Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin, activist Adam Adli Abd Halim, Teja statesman Chang Lih Kang, Batu MP special…

LFL: Persoalan motif dan kebaikan membawa 1.5 juta pekerja asing Bangladesh

Kenyataan Akhbar Persoalan motif dan kebaikan membawa 1.5 juta pekerja asing Bangladesh 13 Ogos 2015   Lawyers for Liberty melihat dengan kebimbangan rancangan kerajaan untuk membawa 1.5 juta pekerja asing Bangladesh dalam masa tiga tahun akan datang. Secara terang terangan, pengurusan, polisi dan undang–undang pekerja asing memerlukan perhatian serius serta pembaharuan setelah berdekad bergelumang dengan…

Bukit Aman confirms raid on MACC prosecutor’s office

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — Bukit Aman confirmed today that a raid was conducted last night on the office of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi. According to The Star Online, however, the Special Branch unit was not involved in the raid as reported. “We are not involved as the…