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 Of utmost concern is the new sections 265A, 265B and 265C that had previously been withdrawn in…

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…