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…

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…