LFL: N.Surendran’s Sedition Charges Jeopardises Anwar’s Final Appeal

LFL Press Statement N.Surendran’s Sedition Charges Jeopardises Anwar’s Final Appeal 12 September 2014 LFL views with serious concern the two sedition charges against N. Surendran for statements made in his capacity as Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer. The first charge against Surendran was for mere criticism of the Court of Appeal’s judgment convicting Anwar; whereas the second…

LFL Commentary: AKUAN BERSUMPAH 30 ADUN SAH DAN MENCUKUPI

Merujuk kepada kenyataan peguam Abdul Khalid Ibrahim yang menyatakan bahawa Akuan Berkanun (Statutory Declaration) yang telah ditandatangani oleh 30 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Selangor bukanlah satu bukti yang konklusif bahawa Abdul Khalid Ibrahim telah hilang kepercayaan majoriti sebagai Menteri Besar. Menurut beliau, Akuan Berkanun tersebut boleh ditarik dan dipinda pada bila-bila masa sahaja. Oleh…

LFL: Do Not Criminalize the Existence of the Destitute and Homeless

Lawyers for Liberty Press Statement 3 July 2014 Do Not Criminalize the Existence of the Destitute and Homeless Lawyers for Liberty is appalled with Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Mansor’s ill-conceived and heavy-handed plan to crackdown and clear Kuala Lumpur of the destitute and homeless by criminalising begging and even those who sought to help…

LFL: Diplomatic Immunity is Not a Licence to Commit Crimes

Lawyers for Liberty Press Statement 1 July 2014 Diplomatic Immunity is Not a Licence to Commit Crimes Lawyers for Liberty is shocked and appalled that the Malaysian Government has asserted diplomatic immunity to protect Muhammad Rizalman from what is obviously a serious case of sexual assault and burglary, acts of which are unconnected with his diplomatic…

Tian Chua, 2 others fail in second bid to quash sedition charge

PKR vice-president Tian Chua and two opposition activists have again failed in their bid to drop the sedition charge against them.   Their application to dismiss the charge was rejected by High Court judge Kamardin after hearing submissions from deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Abazafree Mohd Abbas, and counsel N. Surendran, who represented Tian Chua, 51,…

SEDITION ACT – USE OR ABUSE?

De facto Minister of Law, Nancy Shukri defends the Sedition Act, and its use despite, an announcement by the Prime Minister in 2012 that a National Harmony Act would replace it. We ask why the new law is taking so long to enact and if the Sedition Act is being used against the ruling government’s…