LFL: The Attorney-General is right not to represent the Election Commission

Press Statement The Attorney-General is right not to represent the Election Commission 22 June 2018 Lawyers for Liberty welcomes the announcement by the Attorney-General (AG) that his Chambers (AGC) will no longer represent the Election Commission (EC) in election petition cases. The previous practice of the EC obtaining legal representation from the AG, who acts…

LFL: Restoring our judiciary’s independence begins today

Press Statement Restoring our judiciary’s independence begins today 13 June 2018 Lawyers for Liberty welcomes the resignation of Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin effective 31 July 2018. Although the erosion of judicial independence has been decades in the making, the shocking move by the previous BN administration to…

LFL: The IGP must cease the investigation against Kadir Jasin

Press Statement The IGP must cease the investigation against Kadir Jasin 7 June 2018 I refer to the statement made by the IGP that Kadir Jasin will be investigated under the Sedition Act, Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) and criminal defamation under the Penal Code over his blog entry on the YDP Agong. The IGP…

LFL: Latest death in prison a test for PH government’s reform agenda

Press Statement Latest death in prison a test for PH government’s reform agenda 7 June 2018 Lawyers for Liberty views with extreme concern the death of 24-year-old prisoner Mariappan Manivannan in Bentong Prison, Pahang on 6 June 2018. We were informed by the deceased’s family members that Mariappan had been unwell for up to a…

LFL: PH government must move away from previous BN policies that perpetuated statelessness

Press Statement PH government must move away from previous BN policies that perpetuated statelessness 3 June 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes with concern the discriminatory policies of the National Registration Department (NRD) against stateless Malaysians, a practice that was prevalent under the previous BN government.  Although it is early days, the new PH government does not seem to acknowledge…