LFL: The new Communications Minister must investigate MCMC’s past misdeeds and restrict their powers

Press Statement The new Communications Minister must investigate MCMC’s past misdeeds and restrict their powers 25 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty wishes to congratulate Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo on his appointment and further supports his announcement that the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 would be repealed as well as investigating the controversial block on Malaysiakini’s live election…

LFL: Righting the wrongs of the past necessary for PDRM in the new Malaysia

Press Statement Righting the wrongs of the past necessary for PDRM in the new Malaysia 23 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty wishes to congratulate Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun on the peaceful 14th General Election and subsequent handover of power, and his role in ensuring this. We further welcome his recent announcement that he will…

LFL: On-going politically-motivated cases must be urgently reviewed by the Solicitor-General

Press Statement On-going politically-motivated cases must be urgently reviewed by the Solicitor-General 21 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty wishes to remind the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and the Solicitor-General (who is currently heading the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) pending the appointment of the new AG) of the urgent need to review the numerous politically-motivated cases that…

LFL: Immigration travel ban on suspects in criminal probes is justified

Press Statement Immigration travel ban on suspects in criminal probes is justified 16 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes the concern over the overseas travel blacklisting of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, and other former high-ranking officials of the previous administration by the Immigration Department. The Immigration Department is a law enforcement agency,…

LFL: The new Attorney-General must be independent of party politics

Press Statement The new Attorney-General must be independent of party politics 13 May 2018 Lawyers for Liberty notes the impending appointment of the new Attorney-General (AG) and wishes to remind the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government that the AG must transcend party politics. Although we have pointed out previously that the AG is a political appointee,…

LFL: The AG must appeal the lenient ‘binding over’ sentence against Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali for causing grievous hurt to her domestic worker

Press Statement The AG must appeal the lenient ‘binding over’ sentence against Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali for causing grievous hurt to her domestic worker 16 March 2018 Lawyers for Liberty are shocked and appalled by the extremely lenient sentence of ‘binding over’ for good behaviour that was handed down to Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali for…