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…

LFL: Implementing hudud would destroy the Constitution

Press Statement 16 December 2014 Implementing hudud would destroy the Constitution Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Kelantan PAS government’s plan to hold a special state assembly sitting on 29 December 2014 in order to table an amendment on the Syariah Criminal Laws Act II 1993 (Amended 2014) and take a further step…