Without due regard for the law

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.

PRESS STATEMENT

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.

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A Clear and Present Danger

Human Rights Watch‘s Asia division deputy director, Phil Robertson, in a recent statement entitled ‘AG Should Not Appeal‘, said that “the end of the trial allowed a way out for the government to bow out gracefully. The trial court gave the government a chance to bow out gracefully from Anwar’s politically motivated prosecution.  It’s very unfortunate that they didn’t take it.” Continue reading