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…

LFL: Government Must Halt Deportation Exercise of Myanmar Migrants to Avoid Breach of International Obligation

Press Statement Government Must Halt Deportation Exercise of Myanmar Migrants to Avoid Breach of International Obligation 17 February 2021   2020 was a long and difficult year for Malaysia. The battle against Covid-19 took centre stage, but also proved a catalyst for other issues to be thrust into the spotlight: socioeconomic inequality, poverty, domestic violence…

LFL: Govt’s Move to Allow Military to Arrest or Take Action Against MCO Offenders is Dangerous & Unacceptable

Press Statement Govt’s Move to Allow Military to Arrest or Take Action Against MCO Offenders is Dangerous & Unacceptable 15 January 2021 We are gravely concerned with the statement by Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob yesterday that the Malaysian Armed Forces personnel now have the power to detain and take action against citizens alleged to…

LFL: Home minister’s initiative on statelessness must be made effective by new procedures and mechanisms

Press Statement Home minister’s initiative on statelessness must be made effective by new procedures and mechanisms 17 December 2020   We refer to the recent statement by the Home Minister that his ministry will be giving stateless persons one year to make an application for citizenship.   We have long called for serious and effective…

LFL: Solve discrimination against children born abroad to Malaysian women by amending the 2nd Schedule of the Constitution

Press Statement Solve discrimination against children born abroad to Malaysian women by amending the 2nd Schedule of the Constitution 9 December 2020   We refer to the statement by the Deputy Home Minister Ismail Mohamed Said that children born abroad to Malaysian women with foreign spouses threatens national security and sovereignty. It is a ridiculous…

LFL: Criminal action must be taken against any army personnel or enforcement authorities who assault migrant workers

Press Statement Criminal action must be taken against any army personnel or enforcement authorities who assault migrant workers 4 December 2020   We view with grave concern the remark made by Armed Forced Chief General Affendi Buang that the army personnel caught assaulting migrant workers on video has only ‘acted a little beyond bounds’.  …

LFL: Government must not legalise prejudicial profiling of migrants by imposing identifying wristbands

Press Statement Government must not legalise prejudicial profiling of migrants by imposing identifying wristbands 19 November 2020   We are deeply concerned with the news that the government is now considering having migrant workers wear wristbands purportedly to make  it easier to identify them in public.   The reason for this, as stated by Senior…