LFL: Government must not resort to unreasonable censorship of films like Pulau simply to cater to extreme conservative elements

Press Statement Government must not resort to unreasonable censorship of films like Pulau simply to cater to extreme conservative elements 20 January 2023   We refer to the recent statement by the Communications and Digital Minister, Fahmi Fadzil, where he stated that the trailer for local horror film, “Pulau”, is not suitable for public viewing.…

LFL: Anwar Ibrahim being a former victim of custodial abuse must intervene in Home Minister’s refusal to review SOSMA

Press Statement   Anwar Ibrahim being a former victim of custodial abuse must intervene in Home Minister’s refusal to review SOSMA   16 December 2022   We refer to the statement made by Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution yesterday in which he defended his stance in not reviewing the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (“SOSMA”).…

LFL: PH-led new government cannot retain & defend the draconian SOSMA which as Opposition they voted against in Parliament earlier this year

Press Statement   PH-led new government cannot retain & defend the draconian SOSMA which as Opposition they voted against in Parliament earlier this year   14 December 2022   We refer to the statement made by Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution yesterday in which he stated that the government has no intention of reviewing the Security…

LFL: The new Home Minister’s outright rejection of allegations of abuse in Kimanis Detention Centre is unacceptable & similar to denials by former Home Ministers

Press Statement   The new Home Minister’s outright rejection of allegations of abuse in Kimanis Detention Centre is unacceptable & similar to denials by former Home Ministers   12 December 2022   We refer to the statement made by Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution on 9 December 2022, in which he said that it is “unfair”…

LFL: Unacceptable and appalling for the new government to permit police probes on Fahmi Reza’s Kelas Demokrasi

Press Statement Unacceptable and appalling for the new government to permit police probes on Fahmi Reza’s Kelas Demokrasi 8 December 2022   We refer to the reports yesterday that four Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) students were called in for questioning by the police in relation to their involvement in activist Fahmi Reza’s Kelas Demokrasi held…

LFL: Saifuddin Nasution is wrong, Fahmi Fadzil confirmed Anwar’s order to probe those who called him an Israeli agent

Press Statement Saifuddin Nasution is wrong, Fahmi Fadzil confirmed Anwar’s order to probe those who called him an Israeli agent 2 December 2022   We refer to the statement issued on 1st December 2022 by PKR’s secretary-general, Saifuddin Nasution denying that the Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, had ordered a police probe against Baling MP Hassan…

LFL: New government must entirely remove the power of PM to advise King on appointment of judges by amending Article 122B of the Constitution

Press Statement   New government must entirely remove the power of PM to advise King on appointment of judges by amending Article 122B of the Constitution   1 December 2022   We refer to the statement released by the Conference of Rulers yesterday which proposed the removal of the Prime Minister’s power to appoint the…

LFL: Malaysia is at risk of breach of international laws if it continues to deport refugees and asylum seekers

Press Statement Malaysia is at risk of breach of international laws if it continues to deport refugees and asylum seekers 29 October 2022   We refer to the statement by the Home Minister, Hamzah Zainuddin, yesterday where he told UNCHR and human rights group not to interfere in Malaysia’s affairs in deporting Myanmar nationals back…

LFL: MKN must immediately abandon proposal to close UNHCR office in Malaysia

Press Statement MKN must immediately abandon proposal to close UNHCR office in Malaysia 9 September 2022   Rodzi Md Saad, Director-General of the National Security Council (MKN) has proposed shutting down the United Nations High Commission for Refugees’ (UNHCR) office in Malaysia. According to him, the Malaysian government should instead manage refugees and undocumented migrants…

LFL: Hamzah’s threat against the public for recording or live-streaming police during raid/arrest is unlawful & an abuse of power 

Press Statement Hamzah’s threat against the public for recording or live-streaming police during raid/arrest is unlawful & an abuse of power 2 August 2022   We refer to the written reply given by the Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin in Parliament in which he claimed that the act of recording videos or live broadcast of police…