Oct 05, 2019

Group offers to help Putrajaya draft and review human rights laws

Free Malaysia Today | The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) has gathered a team of local and international experts, including lawyers from AmerBON, to help Putrajaya review laws in five areas that concern human rights.

Sep 30, 2019

Rights group lists 4 amendments for Peaceful Assembly Act

Free Malaysia Today | Edmund Bon explained that there should be no need for consent or permission to organise assemblies in areas under local councils as these are public places. This was among other issues highlighted for amendment in the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012.

Sep 17, 2019

Can (and should) Malaysia sue Indonesia over transboundary haze?

Malay Mail | A lawsuit against Indonesia at the International Court of Justice over open burning might not be feasible. Instead, lawyers call for a new law to hold companies and individuals accountable. Lawyer New Sin Yew urged Malaysia to enact a Transboundary Haze Pollution Act to go after perpetrators responsible for haze pollution in the country.

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.

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