LFL: Singapore must withdraw unprecedented threat against lawyer M Ravi for acting for Malaysian death row prisoners in ‘neck-breaking’ case

Press Statement   Singapore must withdraw unprecedented threat against lawyer M Ravi for acting for Malaysian death row prisoners in ‘neck-breaking’ case   5 February 2020   We refer to the case filed last week by two Malaysian death row prisoners in the Singapore High Court for a stay of their execution, pending investigation of…

LFL: Criminal punishment for skipping Friday prayers is not proportionate

Press Statement Criminal punishment for skipping Friday prayers is not proportionate 4 December 2019   Lawyers for Liberty is highly concerned with the recent incident in Terengganu where six men, including three teenagers, were sentenced to one month in prison and fined for skipping Friday prayers. The decision and sentence are in stark contrast to…

LFL: IPCMC is crucial and the time for reform is now

Press Statement IPCMC is crucial and the time for reform is now 3 December 2019   We refer to the news reports that the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill 2019 will be tabled in Parliament today with 37 new amendments. The call for the establishment of the IPCMC is neither new or…

LFL: Singapore’s response to Malaysia’s plea for Helmi is arrogant & undiplomatic; brutal & unlawful process of execution in Changi

Press Statement Singapore’s response to Malaysia’s plea for Helmi is arrogant & undiplomatic; brutal & unlawful process of execution in Changi 23 November 2019 We refer to the press statement issued last night by the Singapore Law and Home Ministries claiming that Malaysian citizen Abd Helmi Ab Halim’s execution on Friday was justified as part…

LFL: No more backpedalling, abolish SOSMA without delay

Press Statement No more backpedalling, abolish SOSMA without delay 17 October 2019   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the government’s announcement that the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) will not be abolished but amended. Those in Pakatan Harapan (PH) government had previously condemned SOSMA and described it as oppressive and tyrannical,…