Press Statement: Hudud and the Federal Constitution

The Concerned Lawyers for Justice (CLJ) read with grave concern the press release issued by the President of the Malaysian Bar dated March 20, 2015, entitled “Hudud is unconstitutional, discriminatory and divisive”. Not only are the allegations encapsulated in the title uncalled for, they are also by and large based on an erroneous, misconceived and…

Politics by Gangsterism — Haniff Khatri

It was with complete and utter disbelief that I read the news report on the demand made by member of parliament, N. Surendran, in which he calls for immediate discontinuance of any investigation by the police on the “seditious statement” uttered by Nurul Izzah during the debate on the King’s speech in Parliament on 10th…

The Malaysian Bar must change or face revolution – Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi

“A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies,” so say Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their joint pamphlet titled The Communist Manifesto first published in…

A Mockery of Our Judicial System — Goh Wei Liang

A week or two have passed. Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has filed for a royal pardon. She probably missed Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s favourite Chinese phrase the importance of always maintaining dignity. And I noticed that Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali doesn’t say…