Issued on the sidelines of the 7th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights & Democracy | 24 February 2015 | Centre International de Conférences Geneva (CIGC)
On Rabiul Akhir 26, 1436 (February 15, 2015), the Executive Committee of the Organization of Islāmic Cooperation (OIC) reiterated its unabated determination to stand steadfast against extremism and terrorism in all their forms. As the leading principle of its statement, the OIC categorically rejects any attempt to link terrorism with any country, ethnic group, religion, culture, or nationality.
Call for Resignation and Censure of the President of the Malaysian Bar for Misleading the Public – Lukman Sheriff Alias and Azril Mohd Amin
The first thing that came to mind when we read the press release of the Malaysian Bar issued on February 11th, 2015, by its President, Christopher Leong on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s conviction, was the President misrepresenting the law and facts on the case. We were in utter disbelief on how a President who is supposed to represent the learned members of the Bar could have arrived at such misleading position. Indeed, as Leong himself put it, “it is a strange world that we live in.”
This is a joint press statement issued by Azril Mohd Amin who is the chief executive of the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA), and Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi who is the co-founder of the Concerned Lawyers for Justice (CLJ). Published in The Malay Mail Online today.
REPUDIATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS AND THE BAR COUNCIL FOR STATEMENTS CONCERNING THE CONVICTION OF ANWAR IBRAHIM PURSUANT TO SECTION 377B OF THE MALAYSIAN PENAL CODE
12 FEBRUARY 2015
WE make reference to the Press Release of the President of the Malaysian Bar, Christopher Leong of the Bar Council on 11 February 2015 as well as the Press Release of the International Commission of Jurists on 10 February 2015 both of which concern the affirmation by the Federal Court of Malaysia on 10 February of the Court of Appeal decision on 8 March 2014 to convict Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy pursuant to Section 377B of the Penal Code of Malaysia.