LFL: As prisoner of conscience, Anwar deserves better treatment

Press Statement As prisoner of conscience, Anwar deserves better treatment 10 August 2015 Today is Anwar Ibrahim’s 68th birthday and the 182nd day spent as a prisoner of conscience in Sungai Buloh Prison. On 10 February 2015, the Federal Court sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment for a preposterous sodomy charge, after a trial and appeal process that was…

LFL: Gani Patail’s removal as AG reckless and unconstitutional

Press Statement Gani Patail’s removal as AG reckless and unconstitutional 28 July 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the sudden removal of Attorney General Gani Patail by the Prime Minister in a wide ranging reshuffling move that included members of his Cabinet. While it may be the PM’s prerogative to appoint and remove…

LFL: The suspension of The Edge is a most serious assault on press freedom

Press Statement The suspension of The Edge is a most serious assault on press freedom 24 July 2015   Lawyers for Liberty condemns in the strongest possible terms the Home Ministry’s three-month suspension order against The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for their reporting of the 1MDB scandal.   This is a most serious assault on…

LFL: Travel ban is unconstitutional and a blatant abuse of power

Press Statement  Travel ban is unconstitutional and a blatant abuse of power 22 July 2015   Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled that members of Parliament Tony Pua, Rafizi Ramli and The Edge Media Group owner Tong Kooi Ong have been barred from leaving the country. The immigration authorities stopped Tony Pua today at KLIA 2…

LFL: MCMC’s blocking of Sarawak Report is crude and backward

Press Statement MCMC’s blocking of Sarawak Report is crude and backward 20 July 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) order to block Sarawak Report’s website, on the ground of ‘national stability’ for publishing ‘unverified’ news that were pending investigations.   Although MCMC does not refer to Sarawak Report’s…

LFL: Banking confidentiality does not apply to criminal investigations

Press Statement Banking confidentiality does not apply to criminal investigations  14 July 2015 Lawyers for Liberty is appalled that the authorities seem more concerned in investigating those responsible for leaking information relating to the 1MDB scandal rather than the extremely serious exposé implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak in connection with RM2.6 billion which was allegedly deposited in…

LFL: Government must explain purchase and use of spyware

Press Statement Government must explain purchase and use of spyware 8 July 2015 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern reports that Malaysian enforcement authorities and the Prime Minister’s Office have acquired intrusion or malicious spyware from Hacking Team, a notorious Italian company known for dealings with repressive regimes or states with dubious human rights…

LFL: Explain 1MDB scandal instead of retaliating against The Edge

Press Statement 1 July 2015 Explain 1MDB scandal instead of retaliating against The Edge Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the Home Ministry’s action of issuing a show cause letter to The Edge over what Putrajaya deemed to be “unverified” news that was published by the newspaper on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. This…

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…