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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 ― Legal advocacy group Lawyers For Liberty today accused the Singapore government of bulldozing through procedures to hang another Malaysian who was found to merely be a drug co...
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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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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have called for the outright abolishment of the Sedition Act, saying there is no need for a replacement either.
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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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PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry's response to accusations of backtracking on reforms is flimsy and resembles Barisan Nasional's excuses of the past, said Lawyers for Liberty.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 —  Prominent lawyer N. Surendran has told the Pakatan Harapan government not to preach to the media but to repeal the Printing Press and Publication Act 1984.
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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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The Johor ruler cannot dissolve the Johor legislative assembly without the advice of the state's executive, said Lawyers for Liberty advisor N Surendran (above).
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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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PETALING JAYA: Rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today criticised the decision by the police to halt investigations into a custodial death which took place seven years ago, launched after a polic...
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A child is automatically entitled to Malaysian citizenship as long as one parent is a citizen, said Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyers group took the government to task today for its statement in Parliament laying the blame for stateless children on the failure of parents to register their marriages.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Prominent lawyer N. Surendran has hit out at Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar for calling Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a ‘former dictator who wreaked so much ...
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PETALING JAYA: The parents of Michael anak Garing, whose execution is scheduled at Singapore’s Changi Prison on Friday, have sent an urgent clemency petition to the president of the island state.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is trying to save a Malaysian from being sent to the gallows in Singapore because some Malaysians view the death sentence as too harsh a punishment, says the Prime Minister.
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KUCHING: The family of Sarawakian Michael Garing, who is scheduled to be hanged in Singapore on Friday, still clings to hope that he will be spared.
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PETALING JAYA: Another Malaysian citizen on death row in Singapore is scheduled to be executed this week, some five months after the republic ignored pleas for clemency for a Malaysian convicted of dr...
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MARCH 18 — Malaysian citizen Michael anak Garing is scheduled to be hanged in Changi prison on Friday, March 22, 2019.
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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: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today expressed disappointment with Putrajaya’s decision to abolish the mandatory death penalty instead of doing away with the punish...
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A Pakatan Harapan lawmaker has rebutted claims by human rights groups that the government was making a U-turn on the abolition of the death penalty.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian government will seek to scrap the mandatory death penalty for 11 offences, including for committing acts of terrorism, the de facto Deputy Law Minister Mohamed Hanipa Ma...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has criticised the Pakatan Harapan administration’s decision to retain the death penalty for selected offences, calling it shocking and  unprinc...
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PETALING JAYA: “Shocking, unprincipled, and embarrassing” is how Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has described the government’s decision to remove the mandatory death penalty for only 11 offences, instead of the complete abolition it had promised last year.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer N. Surendran has criticised Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for claiming that the Women’s Day march was held without a permit.
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian government has been criticised by domestic and international human rights groups for detaining four Egyptians critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, with the intention of extraditing them to Egypt where they may be executed.
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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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PETALING JAYA: A group of Egyptians were recently detained under the Sosma security law for renting out their apartments to terrorism suspects, a source has revealed.
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Tenaganita has urged the government to provide the public with a detailed explanation of the work to be done by the royal commission charged with investigating the hu...
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has come out in defence of former chief justice Arifin Zakaria, whose appointment to lead an inquiry into human trafficking and the mass graves found in Wang Kelian, Perlis, ha...
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The human rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has urged the Wang Kelian Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) chairperson Arifin Zakaria to come clean on his previous track record as chief justice.
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PETALING JAYA: Rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has voiced concern over the appointment of former chief justice Arifin Zakaria to lead the inquiry into the issue of human trafficking and the mas...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 ― Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) raised today Tun Arifin Zakaria’s human rights record after the former chief justice was appointed to lead a royal inquiry on mass graves and huma...
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has agreed to set up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on the state of the Malaysian judiciary, sources told FMT.
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An affidavit filed by Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer about misconduct in the judiciary is troubling and causing waves in the nation.
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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: The Malaysian Bar has once again urged Putrajaya to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over allegations of judicial misconduct as outlined in an affidavit authored by a senior j...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar joins in the call for an immediate Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into allegations by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer that there were collusions between judges and litigants to pervert the cause of justice.
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PETALING JAYA: A lawyer today hit out at Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar over his remarks that the government is unable to do anything about the golf course built on the Su...
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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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PETALING JAYA: A former Malaysian Bar president has called for an investigation into the recent allegations of judicial misconduct made by Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
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PETALING JAYA: Rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has urged Putrajaya to use its powers to stop the destruction of mangrove sites in Johor, saying the state government has failed to preserve envir...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers for Liberty has urged the Home Ministry and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to drop objections in the Federal Court to citizenship for 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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LETTER | Senior lawyer Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman insists that the Sedition Act must not be abolished as it protects the nation's security against occurrences like the May 13 riots.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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PETALING JAYA: There is no need for consent of Conference of Rulers to abolish Sedition Act 1948, Lawyers for Liberty advisor N. Surendran said today.
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PETALING JAYA: Prominent human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen (pix) has called on the government to stick to its plan to abolish death penalty in the country, and not to heed calls to abandon it.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Liberty today urged the government to form a commission of inquiry to investigate and recommend appropriate action on the “massive abuse” of the Sedition Act under the Na...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is “hypocritical” to suggest that his Barisan Nasional (BN) government was more restrained in using the Sedition Act compared ...
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: Two rights groups have slammed the government’s decision to retain Malaysia’s preventive detention laws with amendments.