FORUM – VERDICT: ILLEGAL!

Venue         :    Shah’s Village Hotel, No. 3 & 5 Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Date            :    18th December 2011 (Sunday) – 10 am to 12pm Speakers   :    Matthew Albert, Renuka T. Bala In early May 2011, the Australian and Malaysian governments suddenly announced a…

Catatan Ringkas : Islam dan Homoseksualiti

“Maka menerusi belas kasihan Tuhanlah kamu [Wahai Rasul] berlemah-lembut terhadap mereka. Sekiranya kamu bersikap keras lagi berhati kasar, tentulah mereka menjauhkan diri darimu. Maka maafkanlah mereka dan mohonkanlah ampunan bagi mereka; dan bermusyawarahlah dengan mereka dalam urusan awam…..”  [3:159] Perbahasan mengenai homoseksualiti dan Islam bukanlah perkara asing dan taboo bagi para pengkaji dan pemikir. Daripada…

Artikel : AUKU : Indoktrinisasi Terancang dan Pembodohan Berstruktur

Belum pun reda dengan kejayaan gerakan mahasiswa menekan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa untuk menarik balik penggantungan Prof. Dr Abdul Aziz Bari baru-baru ini. Mahkamah Rayuan telah mencatatkan satu lagi sejarah dalam gerakan mahasiswa apabila telah mengisytiharkan Seksyen 15(5)(a) Akta Universiti & Kolej Universiti 1971 bercanggah / ‘ultra-vires’ dengan Perkara 10 Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Hakim Dato’ Hishamudin Yunus…

LFL calls upon Prime Minister not to dilute the protection that international law accords to refugees

 Lawyers for Liberty once again calls upon Prime Minister Najib Razak not to dilute the protection that international law accords to  refugees. With the purported agenda of busting people smuggling and combating human trafficking, the Malaysian Government, has reiterated  its determination to revive the scandalous refugee swap deal despite the Australian High Court’s finding which…

Catatan bekas pelajar Aziz Bari: Di Mana Maruah Dan Budaya Ilmu?

http://www.merdekareview.com/bm/news.php?n=12386 Fadiah Nadwa Fikri | Oct 24, 2011 11:16:57 pm Minggu lepas kita digemparkan dengan satu berita penggantungan seorang ilmuwan Undang-Undang Perlembagaan, Prof Dr.Abdul Aziz Bari oleh Universiti Antarabangsa Islam Malaysia.  Penggantungan tersebut adalah berikutan kenyataan beliau berkenaan batasan kuasa Sultan di bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang merupakan undang-undang tertinggi di Malaysia. Secara peribadi, penggantungan Prof Dr.Abdul Aziz…

Overnight Vigil: A Journey to Freedom – Cancelled! EO 6 Freed!

Overnight Vigil: A Journey to Freedom – Free the EO 6 31 July will mark the 30th day of the EO6’s detention without trial. The 30th day is crucial as the police is legally bound to inform the Home Minister the circumstances of the detention and he can either release them unconditionally, conditionally or detain…

SBS speaks to LFL on “Protests in Malaysia over asylum swap deal”

Protests in Malaysia over asylum swap deal Lawyers and activists in Malaysia accuse Australia of being irresponsible in sending asylum-seekers to Malaysia. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/radio/episode/179661/Protests-in-Malaysia-over-asylum-swap-deal Activists protest outside the venue of the signing ceremony of on agreement on transfer and resettlement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 25 July 2011. AAP (AAP)  Under a deal signed on Monday, Malaysia…

Refugee Deal Ignores Malaysia’s Record

In May, Australia and Malaysia announced an agreement to transfer up to 800 asylum seekers in Australia to Malaysia while their asylum claims are processed by the United Nations’ refugee agency, the UNHCR. The announcement declared, among others, that the “transferees will not receive any preferential treatment over asylum seekers already in Malaysia.” In return,…

My Bersih 2.0 Story : Trapped, Ambushed and Gassed

On 7 July 2011, while I was lazing around at home after work, I got a call from my friend, N Surendran saying that my name was on the list of 91 individuals who were restricted from entering Kuala Lumpur on 9 July 2011. Nothing surprising. It was just that I couldn’t wrap my mind…

Case Update : BERSIH 2007 – Aleyasak (Police Brutality)

Court:  High Court, Jalan Duta Kuala Lumpur Parties: Aleyasak Hamid @ Hassan v Ketua Polis Kuala Lumpur & 3 Ors Suit No: s-21-209-2010 Matter was fixed for case management today, Plaintiff has filed all necessary documents to be set  for trial pending response from the Defendants. In the meantime Court was informed that the Federal…

Tear gas at Sentral: Intention to seriously harm Bersih/Pakatan leaders

LFL Rantings The police deliberately shot at least a dozen tear gas canisters into a small crowd of Bersih/Pakatan leaders  and supporters which included Ambiga, Pak Samad, Maria Chin, Anwar, Kit Siang and Hadi Awang at the Sentral Station underpass in Brickfield. They were blocked and led into a trap, surrounded on both exits in…

Only one option: Let’s march on 9 July

LFL Rantings: Despite offering a major compromise to hold the Bersih rally at Stadium Merdeka, the authorities especially the Home Minister, AG’s Chambers and police have snubbed Bersih’s offer in good faith and instead maintained that Bersih is still “illegal”, continuing  with the harassment, arrest, detention and criminal charge of those affiliated to Bersih, and…