LFL: Singapore must withdraw unacceptable threat against Pannir Selvam’s lawyer

Press Statement Singapore must withdraw unacceptable threat against Pannir Selvam’s lawyer 16 July 2019   This statement is in relation to threats made by the Singapore authorities against lawyer N Surendran who has been representing Malaysian death row prisoners, including Pannir Selvam Pranthaman. Pannir, who is sentenced to death for a drug offence, was granted…

LFL: Latheefa Koya’s appointment as Chief Commissioner of the MACC

Press Statement Latheefa Koya’s appointment as Chief Commissioner of the MACC 4 June 2019   We refer to the announcement today that Latheefa Koya, co-founder and Director of Lawyers for Liberty joined the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) as its new Chief Commissioner. Latheefa’s long standing track record as a human rights lawyer and activist will…

LFL: PH government’s deportation of Thai national at risk of persecution is similar to the BN regime’s methods

Press Statement PH government’s deportation of Thai national at risk of persecution is similar to the BN regime’s methods 14 May 2019   On 10 May 2019, Malaysia deported Praphan Pipithnamporn back to Thailand, despite grave concerns that she will be persecuted by Thailand’s military junta, and against Malaysia’s obligations under international law.   Praphan…

LFL: Home Ministry’s statement in Parliament blaming parents of stateless children for not registering marriage is irresponsible & against the Constitution

Press Release Home Ministry’s statement in Parliament blaming parents of stateless children for not registering marriage is irresponsible & against the Constitution 26 March 2019 We refer to the statement by the Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday in which the Home Ministry put the blame for stateless children on failure…

LFL: S’pore must halt the execution of Sarawakian Michael ak Garing

Press Release S’pore must halt the execution of Sarawakian Michael ak Garing 18 March 2019 Malaysian citizen Michael anak Garing is scheduled to be hanged in Changi prison on Friday 22nd March 2019. Michael, who is a Sarawakian, was convicted of murder in 2015 by the Republic’s high court and the conviction was affirmed by…