LFL: Singapore PM’s claim that Nagaenthran got “due process” is false; arrest, investigation & trial processes did not make accommodations for his mental disability

Press Statement Singapore PM’s claim that Nagaenthran got “due process” is false; arrest, investigation & trial processes did not make accommodations for his mental disability 13 November 2021   I refer to news reports on 12th November that Singapore’s prime minister and foreign minister have said that Nagaenthran Dharmalingam “ has been accorded full due…

LFL: Rushed Appeal Hearings in Nagaenthran’s case fixed for 9th November through late evening court directions are a blatant denial of due process

Press Statement Rushed Appeal Hearings in Nagaenthran’s case fixed for 9th November through late evening court directions are a blatant denial of due process 8 November 2021   I refer to the stay of execution granted by the Singapore High Court in Nagaenthran’s case staying the 10th of November execution date.   We are dismayed…

LFL: Singapore Home Ministry’s latest statement on Nagaenthran is Goebbels-like in its repetition & contains outright falsities

Press Release  Singapore Home Ministry’s latest statement on Nagaenthran is Goebbels-like in its repetition & contains outright falsities  6 November 2021   We refer to the latest statement issued by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs ( MHA) on 6th Nov 2021 on the impending execution of mentally disabled Malaysian citizen Nagaenthran Dharmalingam. The MHA…

LFL: Singapore’s response to public pressure on Nagaenthran’s case provides no justification for executing a person with mental disability

Press Statement Singapore’s response to public pressure on Nagaenthran’s case provides no justification for executing a person with mental disability 4 November 2021   We refer to the statement issued on 3 November 2021 by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs ( MHA ) in response to widespread public pressure on the planned execution of…

LFL Press Release: Singapore must halt Nov 10 execution of mentally disabled M’sian citizen Nagaenthran Dharmalingam

Press Release: Singapore must halt Nov 10 execution of mentally disabled M’sian citizen Nagaenthran Dharmalingam 28 October 2021 I refer to the imminent execution of Malaysian citizen Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam who is on death row in Singapore’s notorious Changi prison. Nagaenthran was convicted in 2011 of illegally importing 42.72 grams of diamorphine and sentenced…

LFL: Draconian laws should be repealed, not strengthened

Press Statement Draconian laws should be repealed, not strengthened 29 September 2021   We refer to the 12th Malaysian Plan (12MP) which stated that the government intends to review and amend notoriously draconian laws to ‘strengthen the governance and security in the country’.   These laws which include the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (POCA),…

LFL: There is no need to buy time to amend the constitution to confer Malaysian mothers with foreign spouses the right to give citizenship to their children born oversea

Press Statement There is no need to buy time to amend the constitution to confer Malaysian mothers with foreign spouses the right to give citizenship to their children born overseas 23 September 2021 We refer to statement given by the Home Minister yesterday where he informed the Dewan Rakyat that the government will be proposing…

LFL: Exposing police wrongdoing or brutality is not a crime

Press Statement Exposing police wrongdoing or brutality is not a crime 3 July 2021 We refer to the raid conducted by the police against Freedom Film Network co-founder Anna Har and animator/artist, Amin Landak over the animated film, “Chilli Powder and Thinner”. The heavy-handed response of the police to a short film on police brutality…

LFL: Vaccinating can be done without arresting migrants

Press Statement Vaccinating can be done without arresting migrants 5 June 2021 We refer to the Home Minister’s statement on 3rd June where he insisted that the government is rounding up migrants to vaccinate them for Covid-19. Upon reading his statement, even though the Home Ministerclaims that the mass operation is to get migrants documented…

LFL: Permit from police for lawyers to attend court is unconstitutional & dangerous

Press Statement Permit from police for lawyers to attend court is unconstitutional & dangerous 2 June 2021 We refer to the Law Minister’s announcement yesterday that lawyers will need a police permit to attend court for criminal cases involving new prosecutions, remand orders, and various criminal applications. Imposing the requirement of a police permit for the exercise of legal representation…