LFL Condemns Kedah Chief Minister’s Vehement Defence of the Use of UUCA

Lawyers For Liberty condemns Kedah Chief Minister Azizan Abdul Razak’s vehement defence of the use of the oppressive Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA) against five University College Insaniah (KUIN) students for taking part in a demonstration in the university. The use of the UUCA against the five students is a clear breach of…

Press Release : LFL Condemns Police Brutality On Student Movement

Lawyers For Liberty condemns the act of police brutality inflicted on student activists who were peacefully assembling to demand academic freedom in front of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) on January 1,2012 at about 12.30am.   The police have unlawfully used excessive force against peaceful and unarmed students in their attempt to disperse the students.A number…

Press Release : Seksualiti Merdeka

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) refers to the statement made by Perkasa representative Irwan Fahmi Ideris against the recently banned “Seksualiti Merdeka” annual festival and Bersih chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan’s scheduled involvement in officiating it. We are outraged at this display of prejudice and intolerance. Perkasa’s attack is against the freedom of speech and expression which is accorded to every…

LFL : Aziz Bari’s Suspension-Breach of Academic Freedom

Lawyers For Liberty strongly condemns the suspension of Prof Aziz Bari’s duty as professor of constitutional law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia regarding his comments on the scope and limitations of constitutional powers of the King. This is clearly a denial of his basic right to freedom of speech guaranteed under Article 10…

Press Release : Australian High Court’s Temporary Injunction on Refugee Deal

Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) is pleased to learn of the extension of the Australian High Court’s temporary injunction of the deportation of 16 asylum seekers under the controversial asylum swap deal between the Australian and Malaysian governments. Although it comes as a temporary reprieve in preventing the deportation of the asylum-seekers which comprises accompanied and…