LFL: PM Anwar Ibrahim’s reliance on the ‘social contract’ to justify university quotas is repugnant & unconstitutional and will strengthen the misguided idea of ‘ketuanan Melayu’

Press Statement PM Anwar Ibrahim’s reliance on the ‘social contract’ to justify university quotas is repugnant & unconstitutional and will strengthen the misguided idea of ‘ketuanan Melayu’ 7 August 2023 We refer to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s dialogue with Kolej Matrikulasi Pulau Pinang students on 5th August 2023. While answering a student’s question on education…

LFL: Minister Fahmi Fadzil’s order for an investigation by his own enforcement authorities to clear his own name is a blatant abuse of ministerial power

Press Statement Minister Fahmi Fadzil’s order for an investigation by his own enforcement authorities to clear his own name is a blatant abuse of ministerial power 26 July 2023   We refer to the report that the Communications and Digital Minister, Fahmi Fadzil, has ordered for a report to be lodged to the Malaysian Communications…

LFL: Govt’s cancellation of Good Vibes Festival is unreasonable & excessive & punishes innocent parties such as workers & small businesses & the public

Press Statement Govt’s cancellation of Good Vibes Festival is unreasonable & excessive & punishes innocent parties such as workers & small businesses & the public 23 July 2023 We refer to the cancellation of Good Vibes Festival (“GVF”) as ordered by Communications and Digital Minister, Fahmi Fadzil, after the controversial conduct of UK band 1975…

LFL: PM Anwar’s claim that the Sedition Act was used against Sanusi because it involves the Rulers is a false narrative as the 2nd charge relates to criticism of Anwar himself

Press Statement PM Anwar’s claim that the Sedition Act was used against Sanusi because it involves the Rulers is a false narrative as the 2nd charge relates to criticism of Anwar himself 19 July 2023 We refer to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s defence of the use of Sedition Act against caretaker Kedah Menteri Besar, Muhammad…

LFL: PM Anwar must not feign ignorance on proposed constitutional amendments which deny citizenship to orphans, foundlings & stateless persons

Press Statement PM Anwar must not feign ignorance on proposed constitutional amendments which deny citizenship to orphans, foundlings & stateless persons 11 July 2023   We refer to the first public response of the Prime Minister yesterday to massive criticism on the proposed constitutional amendments on citizenship. To everyone’s surprise and shock he stated that…

LFL: Govt’s proposed amendments on citizenship are cruel & unjustifiable & punishes orphans, children & stateless Malaysians

Press Statement   Govt’s proposed amendments on citizenship are cruel & unjustifiable & punishes orphans, children & stateless Malaysians   24 June 2023     The Home Ministry has revealed yesterday to civil society organisations proposed amendments to the Constitution on citizenship.   Whilst we agree with the amendment which will allow mothers to confer…

LFL: MACC must stop misleading, it has no arbitrary right to deprive the public’s access to lawyers during questioning

Press Statement MACC must stop misleading, it has no arbitrary right to deprive the public’s access to lawyers during questioning 10 June 2023 We refer to press statement by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) on 9 June 2023 in response to our statement regarding MACC’s denial of legal counsel during questioning or interrogation process.   We…