The Owl on LFL’s Launch

Sunday, February 13, 2011 Lawyers for Liberty Lawyers for Liberty is an organzation in Kuala Lumpur dedicated to the cause of Human Rights and the reform of oppressive laws in Malaysia. Its members are youthful, fearless and unyielding defenders of Human Rights. They have persevered in the face of threats, intimidation and on multiple occassions, arrest.…

LFL’s launch: Speech by N. Surendran

We are gathered here today to dedicate a new entity which is pledged to defend and promote the cause of Liberty and to claim upon the Promises that once were made to us. These were grand promises made 54 years ago, when the Federal Constitution of this country came into being. We were promised that this was a nation of…

SUHAKAM should stop defending human rights violators

Press Release: Lawyers for Liberty is astonished and appalled by SUHAKAM commissioner Detta Samen claiming that ex-RMAF airman N.Tharmendran has been treated well in detention by the Air Force (Suhakam visits ex-airman, says he is well-treated, Bernama, 1.12.10). What did this SUHAKAM commissioner expect Tharmendran to say, considering that he is currently in the custody and at the…

Shocking rise in fatal police shootings – 2001: 5 deaths; 2008: 82 deaths; and 2009: 88 deaths

Press Statement: Lawyers for Liberty is extremely shocked and concerned to learn of the latest statistics of fatal police shootings that was revealed in P.Uthayakumar’s sedition trial today. According to a police officer from Bukit Aman, in 2008 and 2009, there were 82 and 88 deaths respectively caused by police shootings. These latest statistics become…

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis 17 September 2010 Lawyers for Liberty amat khuatir kerana ramai ahli-ahli politik dan berbagai pihak lain terlalu cepat memuji pihak polis dalam menyelesaikan kes pembunuhan ngeri  Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya dan tiga orang rakannya yang lain. Apa yang diperlihatkan dalam kes ini sebenarnya amat jauh sekali daripada kecekapan, daya saing…

AMINULRASYID: PERHITUNGAN TERAKHIR

Pada 8 September 2010, Lawyers for Liberty mendampingi keluarga Allahyarham Aminulrasyhid Amzah serta ahli keluarga mangsa-mangsa penembakan polis bagi menyerahkan memorandum tuntutan keadilan kepada Menteri Dalam Negeri  Hishamuddin Hussein Onn. Amat disesalkan mereka dilayan dengan sikap sambil lewa dan acuh tidak acuh oleh para pegawai Kementerian Dalam Negeri. Pihak Kementerian tidak menunjukkan sebarang usaha untuk…

AMINULRASYID: THE FINAL RECKONING

On 8th September 2010, Lawyers for Liberty accompanied the family of Aminulrasyid Amzah and other police shooting victims to hand over a memorandum seeking justice to the Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein Onn. Regrettably, they were met with apathy and indifference by officials at the Home Ministry. They made no effort to find out what the matter was, and…