Jul 31, 2019

To peacefully assemble or not?

Suaram | A couple of weeks ago, Suaram spoke to New Sin Yew on the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and the Sedition Act 1948 in a new podcast series on human rights and current issues. Find out what he thinks about these laws on Suaram’s Podcast Ep. 2.

Jul 23, 2019

Court of Appeal allows former Sabah CM to get passport back

The Edge Markets | Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman has been allowed by the Court of Appeal to retrieve his passport to resume medical treatment overseas. The decision was disclosed by Musa’s lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Jul 23, 2019

Musa gets back his passport for overseas medical treatment

Free Malaysia Today | The Court of Appeal today allowed former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman’s bid to get his passport back temporarily to seek medical treatment overseas. Musa was represented by lawyers Ng Aik Guan and Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Jul 23, 2019

Politicians condemned for playing ‘civil service sabotage’ card

Malaysiakini | Senior human rights lawyer Edmund Bon criticised political leaders for using “civil service sabotage” as an excuse for delays in reform. Speaking at a conference on hate speech and intolerance, Bon also said that instead of legislating against hate speech, it is better to enact a “positive” law on freedom of expression.

Jul 13, 2019

Court ruling shows banks promote staff to erode union power, says NUBE

Free Malaysia Today | The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) hailed a landmark Federal Court ruling that some banks promoted staff to executive positions to dilute the power of the union. NUBE’s lawyer Edmund Bon was quoted in the statement as saying this “ground-breaking ruling” would be applicable to all other sectors and industries.

Jul 13, 2019

Apex court upholds union-busting findings against two banks

Malaysiakini | The Federal Court upheld the finding that two banks were ‘promoting’ clerical staff to executives even though they were not given executive powers so that they can be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE). NUBE’s lawyer Edmund Bon said that the decision was significant as it wasn’t just one but all the courts agreed with NUBE.

Jul 13, 2019

Bank employees call for Bank Muamalat, Alliance Bank to be penalised for union-busting

Malay Mail | The National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) called for Bank Muamalat and Alliance Bank to be penalised for union-busting tactics. NUBE’s lawyer Edmund Bon noted that after the Director General of Industrial Relations had decided for NUBE, all three courts that heard the appeals also ruled this as a case of disguised promotion aimed at depriving employees of NUBE membership.

Jul 03, 2019

Life, death, and the in between

New Naratif | As Malaysia back-pedalled on abolishing the death penalty, the possibility of wrongful convictions remain, such as in the case of Mainthan Arumugam who is on death row. Amer Hamzah and Joshua Tay, who submitted Mainthan’s review application to the Federal Court, shared their views.

Apr 24, 2019

Review common law of scandalising the judiciary

Malaysiakini | This is a joint statement by AmerBON’s New Sin Yew & Hoe Sue Lu, civil society organisations and other lawyers in reviewing the common law of scandalising the court based on their concern of the conviction and the sentence of 30 days imprisonment and a fine of RM40,000 against Arun Kasi for contempt of court.

Feb 23, 2019

Two of ‘ISA7’ file police report on Hamid Sultan’s affidavit

Malay Mail | Two men formerly convicted of illegal assembly while protesting in 2001 against the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 today lodged separate police reports over Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit. The duo were represented by lawyers Joshua Tay and Michael Cheah.

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