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…

LFL: PCA, Penal Code and CPC amendments are the most serious assault on human rights and established legal principles since 1988

Press Statement 25 September 2013 PCA, Penal Code and CPC amendments are the most serious assault on human rights and established legal principles since 1988 Lawyers for Liberty is extremely shocked and concerned with the rash of proposed criminal law and procedure amendments with far reaching implications that were tabled in Parliament today. These amendments…

LFL: What is needed is SOCA not PROCA

Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the recent decision by the police to use the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (PROCA) as a measure to deal with the escalation of serious and organised crimes. PROCA allows for the detention of any persons for police investigation up to a maximum of 72 days under remand…