LFL: Drop baseless charges against Heidy Quah for exposing horrible conditions at immigration detention centres

Press Statement Drop baseless charges against Heidy Quah for exposing horrible conditions at immigration detention centres 29 July 2021 LFL views with grave concern the criminal charge levied against Heidy Quah at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court yesterday. We are well acquainted with section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) and the decision…

LFL: Press Statement Attempts to tackle forced labour issue must include massive overhaul of policy & attitude of the Home Ministry

Press Statement Attempts to tackle forced labour issue must include massive overhaul of policy & attitude of the Home Ministry 16 July 2021   We refer to the recent statement by the Human Resources Minister, M Saravanan, where he expressed that Malaysia is ready to enter into strategic cooperation with the US to address human…

LFL: Permit from police for lawyers to attend court is unconstitutional & dangerous

Press Statement Permit from police for lawyers to attend court is unconstitutional & dangerous 2 June 2021 We refer to the Law Minister’s announcement yesterday that lawyers will need a police permit to attend court for criminal cases involving new prosecutions, remand orders, and various criminal applications. Imposing the requirement of a police permit for the exercise of legal representation…

LFL: The government should focus on curbing infection, not go after migrants during lockdown

Press Statement The government should focus on curbing infection, not go after migrants during lockdown 30 May 2021 We are deeply concerned that the Home Minister, Hamzah Zainudin, has stated that the Immigration Department will beconducting a mass operation against undocumented migrants during the two-week lockdown.i This underhanded strategy of utilising the Movement Control Order…

LFL: Fine imposed by S’pore apex court intended to harass & intimidate lawyer for M’sian death row prisoners M Ravi; M’sian lawyers rally to pay the fine

Press Release Fine imposed by S’pore apex court intended to harass & intimidate lawyer for M’sian death row prisoners M Ravi; M’sian lawyers rally to pay the fine 18 May 2021 We refer to the decision on May 14 by Singapore’s Court of Appeal to order prominent Singapore human rights lawyer M Ravi to pay…

LFL: RM 10,000 compound for Covid cases remains excessive, disproportionate despite ‘guidelines’

Press Statement RM 10,000 compound for Covid cases remains excessive, disproportionate despite ‘guidelines’ 19 March 2021   We refer to the press conference by the de facto Law Minister, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin bin Haji Hassan, on 17 March 2021 where he attempted to clarify the “confusion” regarding the RM10,000 compound for breaches of the Standard…