LFL: Caning has no place in this day and age

Press Statement Caning has no place in this day and age 13 July 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the amendments to the Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2002 that were passed by the Kelantan state assembly yesterday, thus allowing for caning to be carried out in public for certain syariah offences – zina,…

LFL: Unconstitutional appointments of the Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal undermine the independence of the judiciary

Press Statement Unconstitutional appointments of the Chief Justice and President of the Court of Appeal undermine the independence of the judiciary 10 July 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the appointment of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Md Raus Sharif and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin through the unusual process of “additional judges”…

LFL: Serious concern regarding the “Mega Mydaftar” campaign

Press Statement  Serious concern regarding the “Mega Mydaftar” campaign  8 May 2017 Lawyers for Liberty refer to MIC president Dr. S Subramaniam’s recent announcement that the government plan to embark on the “Mega Mydaftar” campaign to help members of the Indian community who do not possess identification documents. We view with serious concern the campaign…

LFL: Reject extension of SOSMA detention powers

Press Statement  Reject extension of SOSMA detention powers  30 March 2017 Lawyers for Liberty is appalled by the Home Minister’s proposal for the police power of 28 days detention under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) to be extended by another five years. Under SOSMA, the police holds special powers among others, to arrest…

LFL: Malaysia should recognise Rohingya as refugees

Press Statement Malaysia should recognise Rohingya as refugees 2 December 2016 While Lawyers for Liberty welcomes the Malaysian government’s stronger stance against Myanmar regarding the ongoing persecution of Rohingya in the northern Rakhine state, it should not act as though this is a new issue as they have been persecuted for decades. It was only…

LFL: Protect the Orang Asli and their rights, not oppress them further

Press Statement  Protect the Orang Asli and their rights, not oppress them further 30 November 2016 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled by the Kelantan State Forestry Department’s and the police’s action in arresting 41 Temiar Orang Asli protestors and breaking up their anti-logging barricades and other structures yesterday in Pos Petei near Gua Musang. To…

LFL: Rafizi Ramli’s 18 months’ imprisonment sentence harsh and excessive

Press Statement Rafizi Ramli’s 18 months’ imprisonment sentence harsh and excessive 14 November 2016 Lawyers for Liberty is appalled at the18 months’ imprisonment sentence imposed on MP Rafizi Ramli by the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today for breaching the Official Secrets Act 1972 when he revealed excerpts from the Auditor General’s Report on the misuse…