LFL: Police should cease investigating Professor Shad Faruqi

PRESS STATEMENT Police should cease investigating Professor Shad Faruqi 19 December 2017  Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the criminal investigation against Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi regarding his article “Religious Radicalism on the Rise” published in The Star on 23 November 2017, which criticised the Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute’s (IKSIM) stance on Islam…

LFL: MCMC must justify censoring Lowyat.net report on a serious personal data breach

Press Statement MCMC must justify censoring Lowyat.net report on a serious personal data breach 20 October 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) heavy handed approach in ordering Lowyat.net to remove the report titled “Personal data of millions of Malaysians up for sale, sources of breach still unknown”…

LFL: Make public the draft Political Donations and Expenditure legislation

Press Statement Make public the draft Political Donations and Expenditure legislation 17 October 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with serious concern the proposed Political Donations and Expenditure legislation that is currently being drafted by the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (Integriti) and is expected to be completed soon. The legislation seeks to regulate ‘political funding’ and little is known about its…

LFL: Unwarranted questioning of Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office Communications Director

Press Statement  Unwarranted questioning of Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office Communications Director  5 September 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with serious concern the MACC’s unwarranted questioning of Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office Communications Director Yin Shao Loong on 29 August 2017 over his press statement regarding MACC’s raid on Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) and University Selangor (Unisel) offices.…

LFL: Books should be read, not banned

Press Statement Books should be read, not banned 3 August 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with grave concern the government’s continued trigger happy approach in using the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 to arbitrarily ban books they find prejudicial to public order, morality or security, including books on moderate and progressive interpretations of Islam.…