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…

LFL: Birth registration for stateless children in Sabah

LFL Press Statement 2 November 2014 We refer to the concerns raised by Sabah politicians including Joseph Kitingan, Jeffrey Kitingan, Yong Teck Lee and Darell Leiking on Home Minister Zahid Hamidi’s recent announcement that Putrajaya would be working with the National Registration Department and Education Department to issue birth certificates to stateless children, on humanitarian…

LFL: Blatant sedition double standards for Umno or pro-Umno personalities

Blatant sedition double standards for Umno or pro-Umno personalities Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the incredible excuses given by de facto Law Minister Nancy Shukri and Sepang police chief Mohd Yusoff Awang for not taking further action against Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali and Petaling Jaya Utara Umno deputy division chief Mohamad Azli for…

The police must not misuse their powers to safeguard their image

LFL Press Statement 3 October 2014 The police must not misuse their powers to safeguard their image   Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the recent spate of arrests and charges under the Penal Code that were brought against persons who had allegedly criticised or insulted police personnel. This is a serious abuse of…

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…