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…

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis

Kes Sosilawati: Jangan cepat memuji polis 17 September 2010 Lawyers for Liberty amat khuatir kerana ramai ahli-ahli politik dan berbagai pihak lain terlalu cepat memuji pihak polis dalam menyelesaikan kes pembunuhan ngeri  Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya dan tiga orang rakannya yang lain. Apa yang diperlihatkan dalam kes ini sebenarnya amat jauh sekali daripada kecekapan, daya saing…

Sosilawati’s case: Don’t be so quick to praise the police

Sosilawati’s case: Don’t be so quick to praise the police 17 September 2010 Lawyers for Liberty is troubled that many politicians and others have been too quick to praise the police for solving the gruesome murder of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other associates. What this incident has shown – far from an effective, competent…

AMINULRASYID: PERHITUNGAN TERAKHIR

Pada 8 September 2010, Lawyers for Liberty mendampingi keluarga Allahyarham Aminulrasyhid Amzah serta ahli keluarga mangsa-mangsa penembakan polis bagi menyerahkan memorandum tuntutan keadilan kepada Menteri Dalam Negeri  Hishamuddin Hussein Onn. Amat disesalkan mereka dilayan dengan sikap sambil lewa dan acuh tidak acuh oleh para pegawai Kementerian Dalam Negeri. Pihak Kementerian tidak menunjukkan sebarang usaha untuk…

AMINULRASYID: THE FINAL RECKONING

On 8th September 2010, Lawyers for Liberty accompanied the family of Aminulrasyid Amzah and other police shooting victims to hand over a memorandum seeking justice to the Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein Onn. Regrettably, they were met with apathy and indifference by officials at the Home Ministry. They made no effort to find out what the matter was, and…

Save Vui Kong From The Hangman!

22 year old Malaysian Yong Vui Kong is facing a brutal death at the gallows of Singapore’s notorious Changi prison. He may die by this 26th August 2010, as his clemency time period expires. Yong, a Sabahan, was only 18 years old when arrested under Singapore’s harsh anti-drug laws. On 13th August 2010, the Singapore…

We Strongly Oppose Capital Punishment

The recent rape of a 10 year old child in a schoolbus was a terible crime and the young victim and her family may be scarred for life as a result. The perpetrator, if convicted after due process, deserves a heavy prison sentence in retribution for his act. However, we deplore the violent and rash proposals that are emanating from various quarters in a typical knee-jerk reaction to this very disturbing crime. We are particularly appalled by the suggestion by DAP Chairman Karpal Singh that child rapists be put to death. An immediate practical consequence of such a law is that child rapists will then be encouraged to murder their victims in order to escape detection and avoid the gallows.