LFL: Karpal Singh’s sedition conviction reaffirms the return of authoritarianism and political persecution

Press Statement 21 February 2014 Karpal Singh’s sedition conviction reaffirms the return of authoritarianism and political persecution LFL is extremely concerned and shocked with the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s conviction of Karpal Singh for sedition where he now faces imprisonment up to 3 years and disqualification as member of Parliament. Making political or critical comments…

LFL: Uthayakumar’s sedition conviction reaffirms PM Najib Razak’s false reformist credentials

Press Statement 18 February 2014 LFL is extremely concerned but unsurprised with the High Court’s dismissal of Uthayakumar’s appeal against his sedition conviction and sentence of 30 months’ imprisonment. The Hindraf founder was convicted for writing a letter to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2007 claiming ‘mini-genocide’ and ‘ethnic cleansing’ had been perpetrated…

LFL: Shafee’s appointment as DPP smacks of desperation to convict Anwar Ibrahim

Press Statement 20 December 2013 Lawyers for Liberty is extremely concerned (although not surprised) with the Court of Appeal’s dismissal of Anwar Ibrahim’s application to disqualify private lawyer Muhammad Shafee from leading the Attorney General’s Chambers’ appeal against Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal for sodomy. Shafee’s appointment as Deputy Public Prosecutor smacks of desperation and sets another…

LFL: Member of Parliament N.Surendran’s six months’ suspension is a serious blow to democracy

Press Statement Member of Parliament N.Surendran’s six months’ suspension is a serious blow to democracy 16 November 2013 Lawyers for Liberty is extremely shocked and outraged at the six months’ suspension motion from Parliament that was passed against Keadilan Member of Parliament N. Surendran yesterday. The motion, put forward by the Prime Minister’s Department alleged…