Call for jail cells to be deliberately infested with rats and roaches inhumane and barbaric — CENTHRA

This statement was first published on Malay Mail Online.

SEPTEMBER 3 — The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) read with utter bewilderment the suggestion of a former Court of Appeal judge, Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah, that authorities must do as much as possible to ensure jails are made highly inhospitable for prisoners by having their detainment cells deliberately infested by rats, cockroaches and other rodents so that inmates are deterred from repeating their crimes (Cells should have mosquitoes, rats and cockroaches to make criminals fear prison, says retired judge, The Malay Mail Online, September 1, 2016). Continue reading

Call for Resignation and Censure of the President of the Malaysian Bar

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.”

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