LFL: Azam Baki & the MACC’s outright dismissal without any enquiry of 2 lawyers complaint over their arrest & harassment is high-handed & contrary to good governance; Federal Govt must intervene

Press Statement   Azam Baki & the MACC’s outright dismissal without any enquiry of 2 lawyers complaint over their arrest & harassment is high-handed & contrary to good governance; Federal Govt must intervene   12 June 2024   We refer to MACC Chief Commissioner Azam Baki’s response yesterday on the disclosure by 2 lawyers that…

LFL: Police must carry out their statutory duty to continue investigation of the alleged criminal assault of disabled man by Johor regent’s escort despite any “settlement” of the matter

Press Statement   Police must carry out their statutory duty to continue investigation of the alleged criminal assault of disabled man by Johor regent’s escort despite any “settlement” of the matter   30 May 2023     We refer to news reports yesterday in which Bukit Aman CID chief confirmed that police are investigating the…

LFL: PM Anwar’s ‘“doesn’t matter’” comment on Malaysia’s fall in World Press Freedom Index is unacceptable & smacks of arrogance

Press Statement   PM Anwar’s ‘“doesn’t matter’” comment on Malaysia’s fall in World Press Freedom Index is unacceptable & smacks of arrogance   28 May 2024   We refer to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s statement yesterday dismissing Malaysia’s declining ranking in the World Press Freedom Index with a ‘doesn’t matter’ comment.   This response was…

LFL: It is unconstitutional & unlawful to restrict UITM only for Bumiputeras  

Press Statement   It is unconstitutional & unlawful to restrict UITM only for Bumiputeras   25 May 2024     We refer to the statement issued yesterday by the ‘Public University Vice-Chancellors and Rectors Committee’ that supported UiTM’s stand against the enrolment of non-bumiputera students, citing provisions under the UiTM Act 1976 and Article 153…

LFL: Chegubard’s arrest for sedition is a blatant abuse of power, public have a right to ask questions on casino allegation involving PM Anwar Ibrahim and the government

Press Statement   Chegubard’s arrest for sedition is a blatant abuse of power, public have a right to ask questions on casino allegation involving PM Anwar Ibrahim and the government   29 April 2024   We refer to the news reports that activist Badrul Hisham Shaharin or “Chegubard” was arrested under the Sedition Act and…

LFL: Fahmi’s attempt to use ‘slander’ to justify the crackdown on freedom of speech is dishonest & reneges on PH’s manifesto promises

Press Statement Fahmi’s attempt to use ‘slander’ to justify the crackdown on freedom of speech is dishonest & reneges on PH’s manifesto promises 25 April 2024 We refer to the statement by the Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil who in response to Amnesty International’s criticism of the government’s failure to fulfil its commitment to reform laws…

LFL: Government must drop the amendment removing right to citizenship of children of permanent residents which is contrary to the provisions of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 & erodes the existing rights of natives of Sabah & Sarawak

Press Release: Government must drop the amendment removing right to citizenship of children of permanent residents which is contrary to the provisions of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 & erodes the existing rights of natives of Sabah & Sarawak I refer to the Constitution Amendment Bill 2024 which has now been deferred to the next session…

LFL: Key persons who made inciting or instigating statements on the socks issue must be investigated for criminal offences

Press Statement   Key persons who made inciting or instigating statements on the socks issue must be investigated for criminal offences   28 March 2024   We refer to the statement yesterday by Criminal Investigations Department Director Mohd Zain who urged everyone, including politicians, to not incite racial sentiments regarding issue of the socks bearing…

LFL: The Constitution Amendment Bill is in breach of Article 8 & is unconstitutional as it deprives thousands of existing children born overseas to M’sian mothers of citizenship

Press Release: The Constitution Amendment Bill is in breach of Article 8 & is unconstitutional as it deprives thousands of existing children born overseas to M’sian mothers of citizenship   I refer to the Constitution Amendment Bill 2024 which was tabled in Parliament on Monday and is expected to be debated this week. By virtue…