LFL: PH government must make IRC reports public and initiate serious institutional reforms, with immediate effect

Press Statement PH government must make IRC reports public and initiate serious institutional reforms, with immediate effect 24 January 2019 We refer to law minister, Hanipa Maidin’s parliamentary written reply stating that the Institutional Reforms Committee (IRC) reports containing recommendations for institutional reforms, are currently being overseen by the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and…

LFL: Johor State govt must stop evading responsibility for the de-gazetting of Pulau Kukup & act immediately to restore its status as a national park

Press Statement Johor State govt must stop evading responsibility for the de-gazetting of Pulau Kukup & act immediately to restore its status as a national park 6 December 2018 I refer to the statement by the senior Johor State Exco member Aminolhuda Hassan yesterday who attempted to blame the previous BN state government for the…

LFL: Government must not backtrack on moratorium on sedition and other laws

Press Statement Government must not backtrack on moratorium on sedition and other laws 4 December 2018 We refer to the multiple investigations under the Sedition Act probing statements related to the Seafield Temple incident. The government must not fall into the trap of legitimising the narrative spun by right-wing groups and political parties seeking to…

LFL is hiring! Looking for a Research Officer

Lawyers for Liberty is seeking applicants for the position of Research Officer to support its work through human rights and legal research for its campaign and advocacy work.   Vacancy Announcement Position Title: Research Officer Employment Type: Full time, 1 year contract (subject to initial 3 months’ probation) Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor Work experience: Preferably…

LFL: Government’s decision not to ratify ICERD puts Malaysia to shame 

Press Statement Government’s decision not to ratify ICERD puts Malaysia to shame  23 November 2018 The PM’s department has today issued a statement that the government will not to ratify ICERD. This decision not to ratify comes in the wake of weeks of politically motivated mischief-making and misconceived arguments by Umno/Pas and right-wing groups. The…