Danisha Hakeem

Executing mentally impaired M’sian death row prisoner contravenes international law and even S’pore’s laws: Lawyers For Liberty

Singapore’s decision to execute a mentally impaired Malaysian death row prisoner breaches the standards of international law and even the Republic’s own laws, said Malaysian lawyer N. Surendran in a joint press conference with Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi at the Lawyers For Liberty office in Petaling Jaya on Tue (23 Jul). Surendran, who is also the founder …

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Attack by mobsters clad in white leave protestors and passengers injured in Hong Kong, police allegedly turn a blind eye to assailants

On the fringes of the chaos resulting from clashes between police and anti-extradition Bill protestors in the heart of Hong Kong on Sun night (21 Jul), dozens of men clad in white believed to be triad gangsters stormed into the Yuen Long MTR station, subsequently targeting protestors as well as train passengers and other members of the public the same …

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Primary school clarifies headgear prohibition on Racial Harmony Day, netizens raise pertinent issues surrounding hijab ban in public schools

The prohibition on headgear imposed upon pupils of North Spring Primary School (NPSS) on Racial Harmony Day will not encompass religiously-linked or racially-linked ones such as hijab for Muslim female students. Businessman and candidate in the 2015 General Election, Khan Osman Sulaiman shared a screenshot of a message from the administrator of the school’s Facebook page on Wed (17 Jul), …

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Malaysian electoral watchdog Bersih calls for government to fix electoral malapportionment as Parliament lowers voting age to 18

The issue of electoral malapportionment, or the imbalanced division of constituencies, remains one of the issues in need of reformation by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, according to watchdog Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) in a statement today (17 Jul). Citing the 17th Promise in the PH election manifesto, which covers the question of transparency and robustness …

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LFL director Melissa Sasidaran clarifies statement in response to AGC’s comments on ‘threatening’ letter allegedly sent to founder N Surendran

Following recent statements made by Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) in relation to Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) founder N Surendran, the Malaysian human rights and law reform organisation’s director Melissa Sasidaran responded via Twitter on Tue (16 Jul), clarifying that she had stated earlier that “the letter was sent by AGC to High Court”, not to Surendran “personally”. The AGC on …

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