LFL: Serious concerns on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code

Press Statement Serious concerns on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code 18 May 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Criminal Procedure Code amendment bill that is listed to be tabled in the current parliamentary sitting.   Of utmost concern is the new sections 265A, 265B and 265C that had previously been…

LFL: Stop misusing the OSA and drop all investigations against Rafizi Ramli

Press Statement Stop misusing the OSA and drop all investigations against Rafizi Ramli 6 April 2016   Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled at Rafizi Ramli’s arrest outside Parliament gates yesterday for breaching the Official Secrets Act 1972 when he allegedly revealed excerpts from the Auditor General’s Report on the misuse of the Armed…

LFL: Government should embrace the Internet, not impose more restrictions to stifle news portals and blogs

Press Statement Government should embrace the Internet, not impose more restrictions to stifle news portals and blogs 23 March 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s proposal for online news portals and political blogs to be registered with the government, thus effectively restricting further the ever-shrinking democratic space…

LFL: Cease the harassment and unconditionally release both Australian journalists

Press Statement Cease the harassment and unconditionally release both Australian journalists 13 March 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the arrest of Australian journalist Linton Besser and camera operator Louis Eroglu from the ABC Four Corners current affairs show last night in Kuching, Sarawak. Although both of them have been released, their passports were seized…

LFL: Federal Court’s compromised justice in S. Deepa’s custodial dispute

Press Statement Federal Court’s compromised justice in S. Deepa’s custodial dispute 11 February 2016 Lawyers for Liberty welcomes the Federal Court ruling yesterday in S. Deepa’s case that the civil court has exclusive jurisdiction to grant divorce, including custody, care and access of children where one spouse has unilaterally converted to Islam. In addition, the…

LFL: On the one year anniversary of Anwar Ibrahim’s imprisonment

Press Statement On the one year anniversary of Anwar Ibrahim’s imprisonment 9 February 2016 Tomorrow, 10 February 2016 is the one year anniversary of Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy charge conviction at the Federal Court, after a trial and appeal process that were widely condemned, sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment.   Anwar’s incarceration at Sungai Buloh prison remains…

LFL: Undemocratic and counterproductive to block critical websites and blogs

Press Statement Undemocratic and counterproductive to block critical websites and blogs 28 January 2016   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) heavy handed and liberal use of its powers to block numerous websites and blogs critical of the government, especially on issues concerning 1MDB, corruption and Prime…