LFL: No sincere offer of amnesty was ever given to migrants

Press Statement No sincere offer of amnesty was ever given to migrants 1 June 2020   We refer to the puzzling statement made by Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob yesterday, where he stated the offer of amnesty for undocumented immigrants to come forward and get tested for COVID-19 has ended.   We strongly…

LFL: Serbuan Terhadap Warga Asing Zalim dan Langgar Saranan WHO dan ILO

Kenyataan Media Serbuan Terhadap Warga Asing Zalim dan Langgar Saranan WHO dan ILO 11 Mei 2020   Langkah kerajaan yang giat menyerbu warga asing dan pelarian di Malaysia sejak dua minggu lepas dan bersambung lagi pada hari ini adalah tindakan yang zalim dan tidak wajar selain melanggar saranan kedua-dua badan antarabangsa World Health Organisation dan…

LFL: Arrest and remand of Patrick Teoh is unnecessary and excessive

Press Statement  Arrest and remand of Patrick Teoh is unnecessary and excessive  11 May 2020   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the arrest and remand of Patrick Teoh, a radio personality and actor, in connection with the allegation that he insulted the Johor Crown Prince, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, on social media. Although…

LFL: Malaysia should be a safe haven for refugees in need

Press Statement Malaysia should be safe haven for refugees in need 28 April 2020     We refer to the events of 16 April 2020, when the Royal Malaysian Airforce and the Royal Malaysian Navy intercepted a boat carrying over 200 Rohingya near Langkawi. Those on board were merely given some food and water and…

LFL: The reform process in Malaysia must not be derailed

Press Statement The reform process in Malaysia must not be derailed 25 February 2020   We refer to the political developments that resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad yesterday and the subsequent collapse of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.   The 14th General Elections (GE14) was unprecedented in Malaysia’s history, as…