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…

LFL: The government must disclose collaboration with the CIA or extraordinary rendition process

LFL Press Statement 10 December 2014 The government must disclose collaboration with the CIA or extraordinary rendition process Lawyers for Liberty is extremely concerned with Malaysia’s probable involvement in the brutal CIA program to detain and interrogate terrorism suspects in the years after the September 11 attacks, including extraordinary rendition which was heavily indicted by…

LFL: No to detention without trial in anti-terrorism law

LFL Press Statement 26 November 2014 No to detention without trial in anti-terrorism law Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern Home Minister Zahid Hamidi’s statement today that the new anti-terrorism law will include “preventive measures” which normally means detention without trial and wide and arbitrary powers of arrest and detention by the police and…

LFL: Dangerous to inflame religious intolerance against transgender community

Press Statement Dangerous to inflame religious intolerance against transgender community 11 November 2014 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the escalating religious rhetoric against the transgender community’s landmark constitutional challenge of section 66 of the Negri Sembilan Shariah Criminal Enactment 1992 which criminalises men cross-dressing. Among the statements were: the transgender people were challenging…