LFL: The police should investigate real crimes, not name-calling

Press Statement 21 May 2015 The police should investigate real crimes, not name-calling Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern report that the police plan to record statements from Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali and several individuals to complete investigation over Azmin who had alleged called Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar as “Barua…

LFL: Serious concerns on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code

Press Statement 20 May 2015 Serious concerns on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code 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 Of utmost concern is the new sections 265A, 265B and 265C that had previously been withdrawn in…

LFL: Amendments will make the already draconian Sedition Act far worse

Press Statement Amendments will make the already draconian Sedition Act far worse 7 April 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the amendment bill to the Sedition Act 1948 which was only revealed to members of Parliament today despite its manifest importance but like many other bills, leaves little room and time for meaningful…

LFL: The judiciary must not fear or resent public criticism

Press Statement 24 February 2015 The judiciary must not fear or resent public criticism Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the widespread use of the Sedition Act and Penal Code to stifle public criticism and protest against the recent Federal Court verdict convicting Anwar Ibrahim. Justice is not a cloistered virtue and the verdict…

LFL: The AG must admonish and revoke Shafee’s appointment as ad hoc DPP

The AG must admonish and revoke Shafee’s appointment as ad hoc DPP Press Statement 18 Februari 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and disgusted by Shafee Abdullah’s continuous attack against Anwar Ibrahim since his conviction on 10 February by giving a series of widely published interviews and cumulating in yesterday’s X-rated and vile forum organised…

LFL: The IGP should not be Twitter police

The IGP should not be Twitter police Press Statement 13 February 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the IGP’s self-appointed role as Twitter police – patrolling and being trigger happy on Twittersphere, deciding on a whim what can or cannot be published and coming down hard on opposition and dissidents. What is more…