LFL: Lodging police reports in defence of Dr Mahathir not conducive to democratic change

Press Statement Lodging police reports in defence of Dr Mahathir not conducive to democratic change 17 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes with concern the recent increase in police reports being lodged by concerned individuals and pro-government NGOs against offensive statements made on social media targeting the new Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Such police…

LFL: Immigration travel ban on suspects in criminal probes is justified

Press Statement Immigration travel ban on suspects in criminal probes is justified 16 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes the concern over the overseas travel blacklisting of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, and other former high-ranking officials of the previous administration by the Immigration Department. The Immigration Department is a law enforcement agency,…

LFL: Pakatan Harapan’s watershed victory must be followed by institutional and human rights reform

Press Statement Pakatan Harapan’s watershed victory must be followed by institutional and human rights reform 11 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty wishes to congratulate the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition and their Parti Warisan Sabah allies on their historic win in the 14th General Elections on 9 May 2018. With the departure of the Barisan Nasional (BN)…

LFL: MCMC sending unsolicited message to mobile phone users is an abuse of their power as regulator

Press Statement MCMC sending unsolicited message to mobile phone users is an abuse of their power as regulator  26 April 2018 Lawyers for Liberty view with concern the recent SMS blast by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) exhorting Malaysians to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA 1998). As…

LFL: The AG must appeal the lenient ‘binding over’ sentence against Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali for causing grievous hurt to her domestic worker

Press Statement The AG must appeal the lenient ‘binding over’ sentence against Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali for causing grievous hurt to her domestic worker 16 March 2018 Lawyers for Liberty are shocked and appalled by the extremely lenient sentence of ‘binding over’ for good behaviour that was handed down to Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali for…

LFL: Government’s special committee to combat ‘fake news’ raises serious concerns

Press Statement Government’s special committee to combat ‘fake news’ raises serious concerns 2 February 2018 Lawyers for Liberty view with serious concern the recent announcement by Minister Azalina Othman Said that Putrajaya has formed a special committee to formulate laws to tackle ‘fake news’. While we agree that fabricated news content is a concern, the…

LFL: MCMC must address data security instead of persecuting social media users

Press Statement MCMC must address data security instead of persecuting social media users 24 January 2018 Lawyers for Liberty are deeply concerned with the continuous misused of power by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in persecuting social media users, the latest being DAP MP Nga Kor Ming and Pakatan Harapan’s Terengganu Women’s Wing Treasurer…