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…

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…