LFL: SOSMA misused against Khairuddin and Matthias

Press Statement SOSMA misused against Khairuddin and Matthias 12 October 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and outraged at the criminal charges against Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang under section 124L of the Penal Code and for them to be tried under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA). The duo were charged with attempting…

LFL: Sedition Act remains antiquated, illiberal and undemocratic despite Federal Court verdict

Press Statement 6 October 2015 Sedition Act remains antiquated, illiberal and undemocratic despite Federal Court verdict   Lawyers for Liberty is extremely disappointed with the Federal Court’s Azmi Sharom verdict today that upheld the constitutionality of the Sedition Act despite its manifest antiquated, illiberal and undemocratic nature. Most modern states in the world have either repealed…

LFL: Stop harassment of lawyer Matthias Chang

Press Statement  29 September 2015 Stop harassment of lawyer Matthias Chang   Lawyers for Liberty condemns the police for questioning lawyer Matthias Chang over his client Khairuddin Abu Hassan who was recently detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) 2012. Khairuddin was held for allegedly committing “sabotage” when he lodged multiple police reports overseas on the massive 1Malaysia…

LFL: AG must withdraw all sedition cases after Ali Tinju’s sedition charge withdrawal

PRESS STATEMENT  18 September 2015  AG must withdraw all sedition cases after Ali Tinju’s sedition charge withdrawal   Lawyers for Liberty cautiously welcomes the move by the Attorney-General to drop the sedition charge against Malay Armed Forces Veterans Association president Mohd Ali Baharom, ‘Ali Tinju’. However, the AG must be reminded there are approximately 27…

LFL: Keep activists safe, apprehend assailants immediately

Press Statement 15 September 2015 Keep activists safe, apprehend assailants immediately   Lawyers for Liberty is deeply concerned with the recent attacks against well-known LGBT activist Nisha Ayub and student leader Syahir Rahimi Sukri, president of Gabungan Mahasiswa Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Nisha Ayub was attacked with an iron rod last Thursday by two men and…

LFL: Protes 16 September berkemungkinan tidak aman

Kenyataan Akhbar 14 September 2015 Protes 16 September berkemungkinan tidak aman   Lawyers for Liberty melihat dengan kebimbangan terhadap protes “anti-Bersih” pada 16 September yang digelar “Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu” atau “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” yang tersebar dengan meluas dan dikongsi di media sosial. Ini juga termasuk poster-poster dengan slogan seperti “Tanah Tumpahnya Darah Ku” yang turut…

LFL: 16 September protest likely to be anything but peaceful

Press Statement 14 September 2015 16 September protest likely to be anything but peaceful Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the upcoming “anti-Bersih” protest on 16 September dubbed “Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu” or “Kebangkitan Maruah Melayu” that has been widely publicised and shared on social media including posters with slogans like “Tanah Tumpahnya Darah Ku” depicting martial art poses…

LFL: Hentikan pemburuan, perbuatan biadap bukanlah satu jenayah

Kenyataan Akhbar 3 September 2015 Hentikan pemburuan, perbuatan biadap bukanlah satu jenayah   Lawyers for Liberty memandang dengan kebimbangan ke atas cubaan demi cubaan untuk menjenayahkan beberapa orang peserta Bersih 4 yang telah ditangkap gambar sedang memijak foto Perdana Menteri dan Presiden Pas Hadi Awang.   Walaupun perbuatan itu mungkin dikatakan biadab, ia bukan sesuatu…

LFL: Penyalahgunaan kuasa dalam penangkapan besar-besaran dan penahanan di Rumah Api

Kenyataan Akhbar 2 September 2015 Penyalahgunaan kuasa dalam penangkapan besar-besaran dan penahanan di Rumah Api   Lawyers for Liberty terkejut dan kesal dengan serbuan polis di pentas muzik independen Rumah Api semasa acara ‘Party Tonight, Revolution Tomorrow’ pada malam sebelum #Bersih4 di mana lebih daripada seratus orang termasuk pemilik pentas, ahli-ahli band dan penonton gig…