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…

LFL: Set up a credible Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Wang Kelian mass graves and subsequent cover-up

PRESS STATEMENT Set up a credible Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the Wang Kelian mass graves and subsequent cover-up 20 December 2017 Lawyers for Liberty refer to the New Straits Times report today “Was there a cover-up in Wang Kelian?” on the discovery of mass graves of human trafficking victims in Wang Kelian, Perlis…

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…