LFL: Police should cease investigating Professor Shad Faruqi

PRESS STATEMENT Police should cease investigating Professor Shad Faruqi 19 December 2017  Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the criminal investigation against Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi regarding his article “Religious Radicalism on the Rise” published in The Star on 23 November 2017, which criticised the Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute’s (IKSIM) stance on Islam…

LFL: Cease investigation into The Malaysian Insight

Press Statement  Cease investigation into The Malaysian Insight 13 December 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the investigation by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) on The Malaysian Insight regarding the editorial titled “A sham of an RCI” which criticised the recently concluded Royal Commission of Inquiry on the foreign exchange losses…

LFL: MCMC must prioritise internet and data security

Press Statement MCMC must prioritise internet and data security 21 November 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities especially the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in handling the massive personal data breach involving more than 46 million mobile phone users and from other websites. The data breach…

LFL: Make public the draft Political Donations and Expenditure legislation

Press Statement Make public the draft Political Donations and Expenditure legislation 17 October 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with serious concern the proposed Political Donations and Expenditure legislation that is currently being drafted by the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (Integriti) and is expected to be completed soon. The legislation seeks to regulate ‘political funding’ and little is known about its…

LFL: Unwarranted arrest and detention of Mustafa Akyol

Press Statement Unwarranted arrest and detention of Mustafa Akyol 26 September 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the arrest and overnight detention of leading Turkish author and columnist Mustafa Akyol at KLIA as he was about to leave the country yesterday. He was arrested after he was summoned by the Federal Territories Islamic Affairs Department (JAWI)…

LFL: Unwarranted questioning of Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office Communications Director

Press Statement  Unwarranted questioning of Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office Communications Director  5 September 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with serious concern the MACC’s unwarranted questioning of Selangor Menteri Besar’s Office Communications Director Yin Shao Loong on 29 August 2017 over his press statement regarding MACC’s raid on Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) and University Selangor (Unisel) offices.…

LFL: MACC must stop issuing ultimatums to critics

Press Statement MACC must stop issuing ultimatums to critics 30 August 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with grave concern the ultimatum issued by the MACC against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and further, MACC Chief Commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad cautioning Ramkarpal Singh over their remarks regarding the legality of Penang executive councillor Phee Boon Poh’s…

LFL: Books should be read, not banned

Press Statement Books should be read, not banned 3 August 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with grave concern the government’s continued trigger happy approach in using the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 to arbitrarily ban books they find prejudicial to public order, morality or security, including books on moderate and progressive interpretations of Islam.…

LFL: Wrong for the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to berate and caution journalists

Press Statement Wrong for the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to berate and caution journalists 28 July 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the conduct of Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia yesterday when during an extensive press conference, he berated the press on their coverage of parliamentary proceedings. He likened his position to a…

LFL: POCA amendments will no longer allow any opportunity to be heard

Press Statement POCA amendments will no longer allow any opportunity to be heard 26 July 2017 Lawyers for Liberty view with extreme concern the proposed amendments to the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (POCA) that was recently tabled in Parliament which will in effect worsen the already harsh detention without trial law. Under POCA, a…

LFL: Threats of violence against Siti Kasim must not be tolerated

Press statement Threats of violence against Siti Kasim must not be tolerated 24 July 2017 Lawyers for Liberty are appalled by news reports that lawyer Siti Kasim has received online threats to rape, behead and attack her with acid over her alleged views on LGBT rights and Islam. Any threats of violence against women, even…