LFL: This is what happens when a tear gas canister hits your face

LFL Rantings Fayyadh Afiq, Anwar’s bodyguard  is a hero. He shielded Anwar from the direct barrage of tear gas canisters shot into the crowd trapped at the Sentral station underpass.  He suffered a broken cheek bone and underwent a 5-hour operation. MP Khalid Samad who was also at the underpass, was similarly hit by a…

Bersih 2.0 WILL happen at Stadium Merdeka on 9 July

Bersih 2.0 is disappointed in the manner in which the Prime Minister and his cabinet has reneged on their offer to provide a stadium for us to hold our peaceful gathering. As members of civil society that are committed to principles of integrity, we fully intend to abide by the advice of Tuanku DYMM SPB…

LFL: Blatantly absurd and false “waging war”charges against PSM activists

PRESS STATEMENT There is no other way to react to the ridiculous actions of the AG’s Chambers, Penang deputy police chief Abdul Rahim Jaafar, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Sessions Court judge Amernudin Ahmad – for playing their part in the arrest, investigation and seven days detention of 30 Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) activists including…

ABC Radio speaks to Renuka of LFL re refugee swap deal (again!)

Debate continues on the Australia Malaysia asylum swap Updated June 17, 2011 12:52:52 Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is determined to push on with her plan to send 800 unprocessed asylum seekers to Malaysia, despite both houses of Australia’s Parliament condemning the policy. The details are still being hammered out, with reports of sticking points…

SBS Australia speaks to Renuka of LFL re refugee swap deal

Malaysian human rights promises questioned By Kerri Worthington Listen Download Episode 00:03:31 3MB   Detainees in Malaysian detention facility (AAP) A Malaysian refugee lawyer says she doubts Malaysia can maintain human rights standards it might promise in an asylum seeker swap deal with Australia. World News Australia Radio on Facebook World News Australia Radio on…

ABC Radio speaks to Renuka Balasubramaniam of LFL re refugee swap deal

ALTERNATE WMA VERSION | MP3 DOWNLOAD BRENDAN TREMBATH: The Australian Government is under renewed attack today over its plan to send 800 unprocessed asylum seekers to Malaysia. The Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has indicated today she’ll push to amend the Migration Act. If she succeeds the Federal Government will have to gain Parliament’s permission before sending asylum…

Press Release : ‘Glenmarie Shooting’ Families Reject Call For Inquest

We refer to the announcement by Selangor CPO Deputy Comm Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah that police have called for an inquest into the fatal police shooting of Mohd Shamil Hafiz(15), Hairul Nizam Tuah (20). Mohd Hanafi Omar (22) on 13.11.2010 at Glenmarie. On behalf of the families of the victims, we reject the call for an inquest into these…

The Owl on LFL’s Launch

Sunday, February 13, 2011 Lawyers for Liberty Lawyers for Liberty is an organzation in Kuala Lumpur dedicated to the cause of Human Rights and the reform of oppressive laws in Malaysia. Its members are youthful, fearless and unyielding defenders of Human Rights. They have persevered in the face of threats, intimidation and on multiple occassions, arrest.…

LFL’s launch: Speech by N. Surendran

We are gathered here today to dedicate a new entity which is pledged to defend and promote the cause of Liberty and to claim upon the Promises that once were made to us. These were grand promises made 54 years ago, when the Federal Constitution of this country came into being. We were promised that this was a nation of…

SUHAKAM should stop defending human rights violators

Press Release: Lawyers for Liberty is astonished and appalled by SUHAKAM commissioner Detta Samen claiming that ex-RMAF airman N.Tharmendran has been treated well in detention by the Air Force (Suhakam visits ex-airman, says he is well-treated, Bernama, 1.12.10). What did this SUHAKAM commissioner expect Tharmendran to say, considering that he is currently in the custody and at the…

Fatal shooting of 3 persons including a 16-year-old boy in Glenmarie

Press Release Lawyers for Liberty is gravely concerned over the shooting to death of three alleged suspects by police during the early hours of Saturday 13th November 2010 at Glenmarie, Selangor. The dead were Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shafie, 16, Mohd Khairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22. Although one of the dead persons was a…

Threat of criminal proceedings by RMAF against Lawyer N.Surendran

Lawyer N.Surendran who is acting for Air Force Sergeant N.Tharmendran in the jet engine theft case is now being threatened with criminal proceedings by the RMAF Chief. This is as a result of the position taken by Tharmendran that his service with the air force has ended on 28.5.10. The air force’s own documents show that his service had…