LFL: MCMC’s blocking of Sarawak Report is crude and backward

Press Statement MCMC’s blocking of Sarawak Report is crude and backward 20 July 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) order to block Sarawak Report’s website, on the ground of ‘national stability’ for publishing ‘unverified’ news that were pending investigations.   Although MCMC does not refer to Sarawak Report’s…

LFL: Banking confidentiality does not apply to criminal investigations

Press Statement Banking confidentiality does not apply to criminal investigations  14 July 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is appalled that the authorities seem more concerned in investigating those responsible for leaking information relating to the 1MDB scandal rather than the extremely serious exposé implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak in connection with RM2.6 billion which was allegedly deposited in…

LFL: Government must explain purchase and use of spyware

Press Statement Government must explain purchase and use of spyware 8 July 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern reports that Malaysian enforcement authorities and the Prime Minister’s Office have acquired intrusion or malicious spyware from Hacking Team, a notorious Italian company known for dealings with repressive regimes or states with dubious human rights…

LFL: Prosecute police personnel responsible for the deaths of Karuna Nithi and C. Sugumar

Press Statement  5 June 2015 Prosecute police personnel responsible for the deaths of Karuna Nithi and C. Sugumar   Lawyers for Liberty is extremely concerned with the police and Attorney-General’s Chambers conspicuous inaction after the landmark Coroner Court’s verdict finding police personnel to be responsible or criminally concerned with the deaths of Karuna Nithi and…