LFL: Government should embrace the Internet, not impose more restrictions to stifle news portals and blogs

Press Statement Government should embrace the Internet, not impose more restrictions to stifle news portals and blogs 23 March 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s proposal for online news portals and political blogs to be registered with the government, thus effectively restricting further the ever-shrinking democratic space…

LFL: Cease the harassment and unconditionally release both Australian journalists

Press Statement Cease the harassment and unconditionally release both Australian journalists 13 March 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the arrest of Australian journalist Linton Besser and camera operator Louis Eroglu from the ABC Four Corners current affairs show last night in Kuching, Sarawak. Although both of them have been released, their passports were seized…

LFL: Undemocratic and counterproductive to block critical websites and blogs

Press Statement Undemocratic and counterproductive to block critical websites and blogs 28 January 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) heavy handed and liberal use of its powers to block numerous websites and blogs critical of the government, especially on issues concerning 1MDB, corruption and Prime…

LFL: Reform the Attorney-General’s role and make him accountable to Parliament

Press Statement Reform the Attorney-General’s role and make him accountable to Parliament 27 January 2016 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the actions of Attorney-General Apandi Ali in clearing Prime Minister Najib Razak from any criminal wrongdoing regarding the RM2.6 billion that were channeled into the Prime Minister’s bank accounts and SRC International Sdn…