LFL: The NSC Bill will not make Malaysia safer from terror attacks

Press Statement The NSC Bill will not make Malaysia safer from terror attacks 20 January 2015 The #TakNakDiktator Coalition is shocked and appalled at Prime Minister Najib Razak’s opportunistic view when he claimed that the National Security Council (NSC) law would enable the government to deal with terror threats in the country more efficiently in…

LFL: Judiciary cannot escape close scrutiny of its conduct and judgments

Press Statement Judiciary cannot escape close scrutiny of its conduct and judgments 13 January 2016 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria’s press conference at the 2016 Legal Year event on 8 January 2016 where he was reported to have said that judges can accept genuine criticism, but not name-calling…

LFL: Sedition investigation against Noor Farida is shameful and outrageous

Press statement Sedition investigation against Noor Farida is shameful and outrageous 18 December 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is outraged at the latest sedition investigation against G25 spokesperson Noor Farida, for her call for legal reform of the Syariah laws concerning khalwat (close proximity). The sedition investigation on Noor Farida is a clear example of the…

LFL: Peaceful Assembly Act prohibition of “street protest” challenged

Press Statement Peaceful Assembly Act prohibition of “street protest” challenged 17 December 2015   Accused persons for two Peaceful Assembly Act cases have filed applications under section 30 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 to refer a constitutional question to the Kuala Lumpur High Court. The applications were filed this afternoon at about 2:30 pm at…

LFL: Threats of violence against women must not be tolerated

Press statement Threats of violence against women must not be tolerated 12 December 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is appalled by news of an individual Sharul Nizam Ab Rahim who made a Facebook posting threatening to break into the home and sexually assault G25 spokesperson Noor Farida Ariffin over her views on privacy and Syariah law.…

Gagasan Kempen #TakNakDiktator: Malaysia Perlu Bersatu Hentikan Rang Undang-Undang Majlis Keselamatan Negara 2015

KENYATAAN MEDIA Malaysia Perlu Bersatu Hentikan Rang Undang-Undang Majlis Keselamatan Negara 2015 8 Disember 2015 Rang Undang-Undang Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) 2015 yang diluluskan secara tergesa-gesa melalui Dewan Rakyat pada 3 Disember merupakan satu ancaman yang belum pernah berlaku sebelum ini terhadap demokrasi berparlimen di Malaysia.   Undang-undang ini bertujuan untuk memusatkan kuasa tentera, polis…

LFL: Americk must be allowed to perform his function as a lawyer

Press Statement 30 November 2015 Americk must be allowed to perform his function as a lawyer   Lawyers for Liberty views with serious concerns the police’s plan to question lawyer Americk Sidhu over his client Charles Suresh Morais’ statutory declaration claim that his Deputy Public Prosecutor brother Kevin’s murder was linked with his anti-corruption work.…

LFL: Criminal investigation against Nurul Izzah is without basis

Press Statement Criminal investigation against Nurul Izzah is without basis 26 November 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the continuous vilification against Nurul Izzah after photographs of her with Jacel Kiram, the daughter of self-proclaimed Sulu sultan Jamalul Kiram III came to light. To make matters worse, she is now the subject of criminal investigation,…