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PETALING JAYA: Human rights lawyers have slammed Putrajaya’s move to deport a Thai woman facing charges under the country’s draconian lese-majeste laws, saying it was no different from the previou...
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BOOK LAUNCH | This is the second time I have been asked to launch Zunar’s book.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 3): In a rare move for Asia, Malaysia has appointed its first female top judge, leading to calls from human rights activists on Friday to reform the country's judiciary and improve t...
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Latheefa Koya is the latest to join the chorus of protest over the Federal Court's decision to impose a 30-day prison term and RM40,000 fine on lawyer Arun Kasi for contempt.
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The Federal Court's decision to impose a prison sentence on lawyer Arun Kasi for contempt has courted flak from legal eagles.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer today said the Pahang government had the right to impose conditions on business licences, including an eyebrow-raising requirement to have business owners pledge allegiance to ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Hitting back at those who have criticised her outspoken views on wearing the hijab, lawyer Latheefa Koya said that they should learn how Islam is practiced all over the worl...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Women should be free to think for themselves and make their own choice whether to wear or discard the hijab, says lawyer Latheefa Koya.
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Saturday's Rantau by-election saw Umno acting chairperson Mohamad Hasan trouncing Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S Streram.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) executive director Latheefa Koya has criticised Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim's argument against Malaysia inking the Rome Statute of the International Crimin...
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PETALING JAYA: The wife of an Egyptian who went missing after he was deported from Malaysia last month believes that her husband and three others are victims of forced disappearance.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — An Australian woman joined human rights groups today in condemning the “forced disappearance” of six Egyptians, including her husband, since April after being deported fr...
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Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali is no stranger to cryptic social media postings when responding to controversial issues or taking veiled swipes at his rivals.
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MARCH 18 — First, I will like to clarify I had published all my statements regarding the abolition of mandatory death sentence in my personal capacity as an elected Adun.
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ADUN SPEAKS | First, I would like to clarify I had published statements regarding the abolition of the mandatory death sentence in my personal capacity as an elected assemblyperson.
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De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today that his position on Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has not changed despite having met the latter last week.
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PETALING JAYA: Moderate Muslim group G25 has urged Putrajaya to stop being “more Umno than Umno” by using race and religion to garner Malay support, following a meeting between minister Mujahid Yu...
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The six Egyptians who were recently deported back home, have gone missing, and the Malaysian government should be held responsible for their disappearance, Lawyers for Liberty said today.
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Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa's description of controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik as a source of inspiration has irked the Indian community, according to Hindraf...
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Lawyer Latheefa Koya has criticised today's meeting between Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa and controversial preacher Zakir Naik.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liber­ty has continued with its criticism over the arrests and deportations of five Egyptians despite the police insisting that the men have aided foreign terrorists.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — The Inspector-General of Police’s (IGP) statement on the justification behind deporting several Egyptian nationals remains unproven allegations which are supported by no e...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty today said the inspector-general of police’s defence of the deportation of five Egyptians is based on unproven allegations.
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A man sentenced to 10-years in jail for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad, can appeal for a lighter sentence said de facto deputy law minister Hanipa Maidin.
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Lawyer Latheefa Koya has called for a review of the 10-year jail sentence imposed on a social media account holder today for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
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Provisions under the Child Act 2001 cannot be used to punish parents who expose their children to diseases by refusing to vaccinate them, said lawyer Latheefa Koya.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ethnic Chin community should not have been given a deadline for the end of refugee protection until they can be guaranteed safe return to Myanmar, says Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Koya.
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The Indira Gandhi Action Team (Ingat) has rebuffed the National Registration Department's (NRD) demand for an apology, saying that its concerns are legitimate and the NRD should not be too defensive.
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I wish to commend Tan Sri Razali Ismail, chairman of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam), and Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Koya for speaking up against racism, hate speech and mal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Top cop Mohamad Fuzi Harun today confirmed that Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Nazri Aziz is being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 over his controversial campaign speec...
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PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz's statement that "it is a Malay sentiment that a non-Malay should not be Attorney General" is an insult to the Malays, says Lawyers for Liberty.
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Former law minister Nazri Abdul Aziz's claim that Malays do not want a non-Malay to be attorney-general is an "outrageous insult" to all Malays, said Lawyer for Liberty.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz’s argument that a non-Muslim attorney general (AG) cannot complete the oath of office with the Quran is not bas...
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PUTRAJAYA: The coroner’s open court verdict that police detainee P. Karuna Nithi’s death in 2013 was due to beatings by the police, as well as by other detainees, was upheld following the withdraw...
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PUTRAJAYA: The coroner’s open-court verdict that police detainee P Karuna Nithi died in 2013 due to beatings by the police as well as other detainees was upheld today following the withdrawal of an ...
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ADUN SPEAKS | Malaysia was hailed as the model of democracy for the whole world after the bloodless transition of the government on 9th of May 2018.
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YOURSAY | ‘Make RTM an independent body answerable to Parliament, not to a minister.’ Aide's threat against RTM 'smacks of arrogance' - Latheefa Jasmine: From what I understand, this national-leve...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — The Pakatan Harapan government has been told not to allow “BN style media control” to return after a transport minister’s aide demanded that heads must roll in RTM for f...
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A ministerial aide’s complaint that state broadcaster RTM had failed to air speeches by Transport Minister Anthony Loke and Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun smacks of arrogance, said la...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today urged Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to withdraw the prosecution appeal to overturn a Coroner verdict on the death of P. Karuna Nithi.
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PETALING JAYA, Feb 15 — Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) urged Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas today to withdraw the prosecution’s appeal to overturn a coroner’s verdict that P. Karuna Nithi had die...
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 — The granting of citizenship today to three Malaysia-born boys after their long wait is a happy outcome but also represents a lost chance for the Federal Court to provide a perman...
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PETALING JAYA: A civil rights group has urged the government to drop the lawsuit against the grant of citizenship to three stateless children.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — Ahead of the final appeal hearing this Thursday over three stateless children’s legal attempt to gain citizenship, the Lawyers for Liberty group has urged the Home Ministry ...
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Penang MCA's campaign against the abolition of the death penalty has courted flak from lawyers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has urged the government to make public the Institutional Reforms Committee (IRC) reports which contain recommendations for various reforms.
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PETALING JAYA: The government should rethink its proposal to impose a curfew on those aged below 18 to curb drug abuse, as it will be unfair to law-abiding teenagers and may even lead to the rise in o...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The #10YearChallenge is the latest fad trending on social media users’ newsfeed.
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A PKR lawmaker is disheartened that the controversial Sedition Act continues to be invoked under the Pakatan Harapan government.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has panned the recent use of the Sedition Act 1948 by police, deeming the arrests of several individuals over posts on the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong as tantamount to "mob...
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Lawyer N Surendran has criticised Pakatan Harapan leaders in the government who are now silent over the use of the Sedition Act.
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has panned the recent use of the Sedition Act 1948 by police, deeming the arrests of several individuals over posts on the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong as tantamount to "mob ...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyers group today warned against “mob rule” in the authorities’ reaction to allegedly insulting social media posts following the arrest of three individuals under the Sedition...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — Civil group Lawyers for Liberty have condemned the use of the Sedition Act 1948 for the arrest of three people critical of the monarchy as tantamount to “mob rule”.
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PETALING JAYA: Law professor Azmi Shahrom has criticised the arrest of a PAS member over social media comments on DAP lawmakers, calling the move reminiscent of acts under the previous Barisan Nasiona...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — A bold lawsuit by a group for “smokers’ rights” against a nationwide smoking ban in public places last week has left some, including tobacco consumers themselves, asking:...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 ― The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has come under fire for its insistence on keeping the Security Offences Act 2012 (Sosma), the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) and the Pr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 ― The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has come under fire for its insistence on keeping the Security Offences Act 2012 (Sosma), the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) and the Pr...