LFL: Classify Syed Mohd Azlan’s death as murder, instead of ‘sudden death’

LFL Press Statement 25 November 2014 Classify Syed Mohd Azlan’s death as murder, instead of ‘sudden death’   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern Bernama report today – “Detainee’s death classified as sudden death” where Johor CID chief Hasnan Hassan said detainee Syed Mohd Azlan, 25 had “suddenly experienced breathing difficulties” and died despite…

LFL: Dangerous to inflame religious intolerance against transgender community

Press Statement Dangerous to inflame religious intolerance against transgender community 11 November 2014 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the escalating religious rhetoric against the transgender community’s landmark constitutional challenge of section 66 of the Negri Sembilan Shariah Criminal Enactment 1992 which criminalises men cross-dressing. Among the statements were: the transgender people were challenging…

LFL: Birth registration for stateless children in Sabah

LFL Press Statement 2 November 2014 We refer to the concerns raised by Sabah politicians including Joseph Kitingan, Jeffrey Kitingan, Yong Teck Lee and Darell Leiking on Home Minister Zahid Hamidi’s recent announcement that Putrajaya would be working with the National Registration Department and Education Department to issue birth certificates to stateless children, on humanitarian…

LFL: Kelantan’s three-strike Friday prayer rule is unconstitutional, oppressive and unworkable

LFL Press Statement 20 October 2014 Kelantan’s three-strike Friday prayer rule is unconstitutional, oppressive and unworkable Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Kelantan government’s plan to enforce section 104 of Enakmen Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan 1994 that criminalises failure of Muslim men to go for Friday prayers in the…

LFL: The judiciary must uphold its oath of office and defend the Constitution and Fundamental Rights

Lawyers for Liberty Press Statement The judiciary must uphold its oath of office and defend the Constitution and Fundamental Rights 23 September 2014 Lawyers for Liberty views with serious concern the ongoing crackdown and sedition frenzy where almost not a day goes by without someone being investigated, arrested or charged for sedition. The rampant and…

LFL: N.Surendran’s Sedition Charges Jeopardises Anwar’s Final Appeal

LFL Press Statement N.Surendran’s Sedition Charges Jeopardises Anwar’s Final Appeal 12 September 2014 LFL views with serious concern the two sedition charges against N. Surendran for statements made in his capacity as Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer. The first charge against Surendran was for mere criticism of the Court of Appeal’s judgment convicting Anwar; whereas the second…