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,…

LFL: Abolish mandatory death penalty for all offences

Press Statement Abolish mandatory death penalty for all offences 18 November 2015   Lawyers for Liberty welcomes de facto Law Minister Nancy Shukri’s reply in Parliament yesterday that the government is planning to abolish the mandatory death sentence for drug offences and reinstate the judges’ discretion in sentencing.   We are however concerned that the…

LFL: Stop targeting children for political offences

Press Statement Stop targeting children for political offences 9 November 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled at the police for targeting the children of Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali and grassroots activists Nashita Md Noor and Bad Latif Mansor for attending the Bersih 4 rally in August. The investigation against the 15 year-old-boy…

LFL: Raids on Malaysiakini and The Star high handed and unnecessary

Press Statement Raids on Malaysiakini and The Star high handed and unnecessary 9 November 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) raid on Malaysiakini and The Star on 6 November and today over news reports of an alleged “transfer” of a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP)…

LFL: SOSMA misused against Khairuddin and Matthias

Press Statement SOSMA misused against Khairuddin and Matthias 12 October 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and outraged at the criminal charges against Khairuddin Abu Hassan and his lawyer Matthias Chang under section 124L of the Penal Code and for them to be tried under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA). The duo were charged with attempting…

LFL: Sedition Act remains antiquated, illiberal and undemocratic despite Federal Court verdict

Press Statement 6 October 2015 Sedition Act remains antiquated, illiberal and undemocratic despite Federal Court verdict   Lawyers for Liberty is extremely disappointed with the Federal Court’s Azmi Sharom verdict today that upheld the constitutionality of the Sedition Act despite its manifest antiquated, illiberal and undemocratic nature. Most modern states in the world have either repealed…