LFL: Government must not backtrack on moratorium on sedition and other laws

Press Statement Government must not backtrack on moratorium on sedition and other laws 4 December 2018 We refer to the multiple investigations under the Sedition Act probing statements related to the Seafield Temple incident. The government must not fall into the trap of legitimising the narrative spun by right-wing groups and political parties seeking to…

LFL is hiring! Looking for a Research Officer

Lawyers for Liberty is seeking applicants for the position of Research Officer to support its work through human rights and legal research for its campaign and advocacy work.   Vacancy Announcement Position Title: Research Officer Employment Type: Full time, 1 year contract (subject to initial 3 months’ probation) Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor Work experience: Preferably…

LFL: Government’s decision not to ratify ICERD puts Malaysia to shame 

Press Statement Government’s decision not to ratify ICERD puts Malaysia to shame  23 November 2018 The PM’s department has today issued a statement that the government will not to ratify ICERD. This decision not to ratify comes in the wake of weeks of politically motivated mischief-making and misconceived arguments by Umno/Pas and right-wing groups. The…

LFL: 
Reports of Kedah town’s ‘sin’ patrols are an appalling display of vigilantism that blatantly disregards the rule of law

Press Statement 
Reports of Kedah town’s ‘sin’ patrols are an appalling display of vigilantism that blatantly disregards the rule of law 15 November 2018 We refer to the alarming news report detailing a vigilante group “Skuad Badar” in Sungai Petani surveilling and raiding couples suspected of having sex out of wedlock and other “illicit activities”…

LFL: Conviction of Fahmi Reza over Najib clown caricature is contrary to the Federal Constitution & a denial of the public’s right to express criticism on political matters

Press Statement Conviction of Fahmi Reza over Najib clown caricature is contrary to the Federal Constitution & a denial of the public’s right to express criticism on political matters 13 November 2018 I refer to the decision of the High Court yesterday to uphold the conviction of Fahmi Reza under s.233(1) of the CMA 1998…

LFL: Prabu Pathmanathan’s family has delivered a fresh clemency petition to S’pore President to stop the execution tomorrow

Press Statement Prabu Pathmanathan’s family has delivered a fresh clemency petition to S’pore President to stop the execution tomorrow 25 October 2018 The execution of Malaysian citizen Prabu Pathmanathan remains scheduled for tomorrow at dawn. There has as yet been no response from Singapore authorities to appeals for the execution to be stopped. The Malaysian…

LFL: MCA’s attempt to link extradition of Altantuya killer with government’s move to abolish death penalty is baseless & mischievous 

Press Statement MCA’s attempt to link extradition of Altantuya killer with government’s move to abolish death penalty is baseless & mischievous  22 October 2018 We refer to the statement yesterday by MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong criticising the government for ‘hastiness’ in abolishing the death penalty and calling for a parliamentary select committee (PSC)…

LFL: Khairy is wrong that ratifying the convention against racial discrimination( ICERD) will affect special position of Malays

Press Statement Khairy is wrong that ratifying the convention against racial discrimination( ICERD) will affect special position of Malays 16 October 2018 We refer to the claim made by Khairy Jamaluddin in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday that ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination ( ICERD ) may…

LFL: Datuk titles are for those with exceptional contributions to society, not for serving ministers or politicians

Press Statement Datuk titles are for those with exceptional contributions to society, not for serving ministers or politicians 15 October 2018 Last Friday, in conjunction with the Yang diPertua Negeri of Malacca’s birthday, five cabinet ministers were among those awarded the Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka (DGSM) which carries the title of “Datuk Seri”. Honorary titles…