Court sets July 3 to hear Bangladeshi politician’s habeas corpus application

New Straits Times | Bangladeshi opposition leader M.A. Quayum will submit evidence of an expert witness from his home country to support his habeas corpus application seeking release from what he claimed to be unlawful detention by the Immigration Department. His lawyer Kee Shu Min informed the High Court that the evidence will be affirmed in an affidavit.

Expert witness to testify in Bangladeshi politician’s habeas corpus bid

Free Malaysia Today | Kee Shu Min, representing MA Quayum, an opposition politician from Bangladesh, informed High Court judge K. Muniandy that an affidavit from an expert witness from Bangladesh, a lawyer, will be presented to the court within three weeks. She also request the court to issue a notice of trial to facilitate the renewal of Quayum’s special immigration pass.

Hukuman mati lelaki bunuh warga Australia diringankan kepada penjara 35 tahun

Berita Harian | Mahkamah Persekutuan meringankan hukuman mati ke atas seorang lelaki yang membunuh ahli perniagaan Australia kelahiran Jerman lebih dua dekad lalu kepada penjara 35 tahun. Peguam tertuduh, Edmund Bon, berkata hukuman mati harus dikhaskan hanya untuk kes paling jarang berlaku seperti pembunuhan bersiri atau rogol dan pembunuhan bayi.

Man escapes gallows after 20 years behind bars for murder

Malaysiakini | This case was brought before the apex court under the Revision of the Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary Jurisdiction of the Federal Court) Act 2023, following the abolition of the mandatory death penalty. Lawyer Edmund Bon asked the court to impose a jail term of between 30 and 32 years on his client, as the latter had already spent more than 20 years behind bars.

Court commutes sentence of youth who murdered Aussie businessman

Free Malaysia Today | A youth who committed murder at 18 more than two decades ago has had his death sentence commuted to a 35-year jail term by the Federal Court. His lawyer, Edmund Bon, had argued, when the mandatory death penalty was abolished, Parliament intended for judges to lean in favour of the presumption of life, subject to extenuating circumstances.

Wan Saiful-linked firm given CIDB’s 4-star rating, says witness

Free Malaysia Today | Nepturis Sdn Bhd that has a four-star rating from the CIDB was allegedly assisted by Wan Saiful to obtain the RM232 million Central Spine Road – Sertik to East Coast Highway Interchange project from the government. Asked by Wan Saiful’s counsel, Amer Hamzah Arshad, whether the CIDB score was a condition for a contractor to bid for government projects, CIDB assistant engineer said it was up to the client.

Mahkamah diberitahu syarikat dibantu Wan Saiful bertaraf 4 bintang

Malaysiakini | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad, yang mewakili Wan Saiful Wan Jan, bertanya sama ada skor diberikan CIDB adalah satu syarat untuk sesuatu syarikat kontraktor membida projek daripada kerajaan Malaysia. Wan Saiful didakwa meminta suapan wang, menerima wang tunai sebagai upah membantu syarikat mendapatkan projek, dan memindah dan menggunakan wang hasil aktiviti haram, mengikut seksyen 4(1)(b) Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Daripada Aktiviti Haram 2001.

61 plead not guilty to aiding management of illegal gambling centre

Free Malaysia Today | The accused were charged for offences under section 4(1)(c) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953. Lawyers Navin Punj, Dinesh Kumar, Premjeet Singh Gil, Paramjit Kaur, and New Sin Yew, who represented all the accused, pleaded for a lower bail because they have families to take care of and had cooperated with the police.

MACC officer’s complaint led to probe on Wan Saiful, court told

Free Malaysia Today | The MACC had conducted a principal investigation into the Jana Wibawa programme in late 2022 based on information received from a source, and an MACC officer lodged a complaint so as not to reveal the identity of the source. Cross-examined by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer said she was not privy to the principal investigation.

Court of Appeal upholds conviction of 6 in Kevin Morais murder

Free Malaysia Today | The COA upheld the death penalty for six people convicted of the murder of DPP Kevin Morais eight years ago, saying the facts revealed that the murder was well-planned. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad appeared for S. Nimalan.

Morais murder: Conviction against ex-pathologist, 5 others upheld

Malaysiakini | The Court of Appeal ruled that the crime was extraordinary and the six men deserved the death penalty. Counsel N. Sivananthan represented Kunaseegaran. Lawyers M. Manoharan, Burhanudeen Abdul Wahid, Afifuddin Ahmad Hafifi, Amer Hamzah Arshad, and Kitson Foong appeared for Dinishwaran, Thinesh, Vishwanath, Nimalan, and Ravi respectively.

Trio jailed 35 years for kidnap, murder of businesswoman 9 years ago

Free Malaysia Today | The COA upheld the conviction of a former clerk and two men for the kidnap and murder of a businesswoman nine years ago. In 2018, they were sentenced to death but the COA now substituted capital punishment for a jail term as pleaded by their lawyers. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, and others appeared for one of the accused.

AGC yet to decide on Rosmah’s third representation to drop charges

Sinar Daily | The AGC has yet to decide on the third representation by Rosmah Mansor to drop the 12 money laundering charges against her. involving more than RM7 million, and five charges of failing to declare her income to the IRB. Counsel Joshua Tay representing Rosmah said they agreed to the prosecution’s suggestion to go on to hear the application to drop charges.

No decision yet on Rosmah’s representations over money laundering charges

Free Malaysia Today | The DPP told the High Court that the MACC is still investigating matters raised by Rosmah Mansor to strike out money laundering charges against her involving RM7.09 million and five other charges of failing to declare her income to LHDN. Rosmah was represented by lawyer Joshua Tay.

Representasi Rosmah gugur pertuduhan belum muktamad

Malaysiakini | Jabatan Peguam Negara belum membuat keputusan berhubung representasi ketiga Rosmah Mansor bagi menggugurkan 12 pertuduhan pengubahan wang haram berjumlah RM7 juta dan lima pertuduhan gagal mengisytiharkan pendapatannya kepada LHDN. Peguam Joshua Tay bersetuju dengan cadangan pendakwaan untuk terus mendengar permohonan menggugurkan pertuduhan itu.

Court of Appeal reinstates Muhyiddin’s criminal case involving RM232mil

The Star | A panel of three judges said the High Court had erred in law when it ruled the charges against former PM Muhyiddin Yasin were defective. They said the charges of obtaining bribes and receiving money from illegal activities were unambiguous. Lawyers representing Muhyiddin include Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Muhyiddin masih berdepan empat kes rasuah RM232.5 juta

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan berkata Mahkamah Tinggi bertindak secara pramatang dengan melepaskan dan membebaskan Muhyiddin Yassin daripada semua pertuduhan sedangkan perbicaraan masih belum dimulakan, dan saksi juga belum dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan. Muhyiddin diwakili peguam Hisyam Teh Poh Teik dan Amer Hamzah Arsyad.

Penulis, penerbit gagal cabar larangan buku ‘Gay is OK’

Free Malaysia Today | Permohonan kebenaran merayu larangan buku telah ditolak Mahkamah Persekutuan. Pada 2022, Mahkamah Tinggi membatalkan larangan itu atas sebab kerajaan “gagal menunjukkan bukti prejudis sebenar terhadap ketenteraman awam yang telah berlaku”. Mahkamah Rayuan kembalikan larangan itu pada 2023. Perayu diwakili peguam K. Shanmuga dan Michael Cheah.

Writer, publisher fail in bid to challenge ‘Gay is OK’ book ban

Free Malaysia Today | The Federal Court denied a writer and a publisher leave to appeal a ban on their book, stating that the duo had failed to satisfy the legal requirements in persuading the apex court to hear their appeal. They were represented by lawyers K. Shanmuga and Michael Cheah.

Court sets July 3 to hear Bangladeshi politician’s habeas corpus application

New Straits Times | Bangladeshi opposition leader M.A. Quayum will submit evidence of an expert witness from his home country to support his habeas corpus application seeking release from what he claimed to be unlawful detention by the Immigration Department. His lawyer Kee Shu Min informed the High Court that the evidence will be affirmed in an affidavit.

Expert witness to testify in Bangladeshi politician’s habeas corpus bid

Free Malaysia Today | Kee Shu Min, representing MA Quayum, an opposition politician from Bangladesh, informed High Court judge K. Muniandy that an affidavit from an expert witness from Bangladesh, a lawyer, will be presented to the court within three weeks. She also request the court to issue a notice of trial to facilitate the renewal of Quayum’s special immigration pass.

Hukuman mati lelaki bunuh warga Australia diringankan kepada penjara 35 tahun

Berita Harian | Mahkamah Persekutuan meringankan hukuman mati ke atas seorang lelaki yang membunuh ahli perniagaan Australia kelahiran Jerman lebih dua dekad lalu kepada penjara 35 tahun. Peguam tertuduh, Edmund Bon, berkata hukuman mati harus dikhaskan hanya untuk kes paling jarang berlaku seperti pembunuhan bersiri atau rogol dan pembunuhan bayi.

Man escapes gallows after 20 years behind bars for murder

Malaysiakini | This case was brought before the apex court under the Revision of the Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary Jurisdiction of the Federal Court) Act 2023, following the abolition of the mandatory death penalty. Lawyer Edmund Bon asked the court to impose a jail term of between 30 and 32 years on his client, as the latter had already spent more than 20 years behind bars.

Court commutes sentence of youth who murdered Aussie businessman

Free Malaysia Today | A youth who committed murder at 18 more than two decades ago has had his death sentence commuted to a 35-year jail term by the Federal Court. His lawyer, Edmund Bon, had argued, when the mandatory death penalty was abolished, Parliament intended for judges to lean in favour of the presumption of life, subject to extenuating circumstances.

Wan Saiful-linked firm given CIDB’s 4-star rating, says witness

Free Malaysia Today | Nepturis Sdn Bhd that has a four-star rating from the CIDB was allegedly assisted by Wan Saiful to obtain the RM232 million Central Spine Road – Sertik to East Coast Highway Interchange project from the government. Asked by Wan Saiful’s counsel, Amer Hamzah Arshad, whether the CIDB score was a condition for a contractor to bid for government projects, CIDB assistant engineer said it was up to the client.

Mahkamah diberitahu syarikat dibantu Wan Saiful bertaraf 4 bintang

Malaysiakini | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad, yang mewakili Wan Saiful Wan Jan, bertanya sama ada skor diberikan CIDB adalah satu syarat untuk sesuatu syarikat kontraktor membida projek daripada kerajaan Malaysia. Wan Saiful didakwa meminta suapan wang, menerima wang tunai sebagai upah membantu syarikat mendapatkan projek, dan memindah dan menggunakan wang hasil aktiviti haram, mengikut seksyen 4(1)(b) Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Daripada Aktiviti Haram 2001.

61 plead not guilty to aiding management of illegal gambling centre

Free Malaysia Today | The accused were charged for offences under section 4(1)(c) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953. Lawyers Navin Punj, Dinesh Kumar, Premjeet Singh Gil, Paramjit Kaur, and New Sin Yew, who represented all the accused, pleaded for a lower bail because they have families to take care of and had cooperated with the police.

MACC officer’s complaint led to probe on Wan Saiful, court told

Free Malaysia Today | The MACC had conducted a principal investigation into the Jana Wibawa programme in late 2022 based on information received from a source, and an MACC officer lodged a complaint so as not to reveal the identity of the source. Cross-examined by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer said she was not privy to the principal investigation.

Morais murder: Conviction against ex-pathologist, 5 others upheld

Malaysiakini | The Court of Appeal ruled that the crime was extraordinary and the six men deserved the death penalty. Counsel N. Sivananthan represented Kunaseegaran. Lawyers M. Manoharan, Burhanudeen Abdul Wahid, Afifuddin Ahmad Hafifi, Amer Hamzah Arshad, and Kitson Foong appeared for Dinishwaran, Thinesh, Vishwanath, Nimalan, and Ravi respectively.

Trio jailed 35 years for kidnap, murder of businesswoman 9 years ago

Free Malaysia Today | The COA upheld the conviction of a former clerk and two men for the kidnap and murder of a businesswoman nine years ago. In 2018, they were sentenced to death but the COA now substituted capital punishment for a jail term as pleaded by their lawyers. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, and others appeared for one of the accused.

AGC yet to decide on Rosmah’s third representation to drop charges

Sinar Daily | The AGC has yet to decide on the third representation by Rosmah Mansor to drop the 12 money laundering charges against her. involving more than RM7 million, and five charges of failing to declare her income to the IRB. Counsel Joshua Tay representing Rosmah said they agreed to the prosecution’s suggestion to go on to hear the application to drop charges.

No decision yet on Rosmah’s representations over money laundering charges

Free Malaysia Today | The DPP told the High Court that the MACC is still investigating matters raised by Rosmah Mansor to strike out money laundering charges against her involving RM7.09 million and five other charges of failing to declare her income to LHDN. Rosmah was represented by lawyer Joshua Tay.

Representasi Rosmah gugur pertuduhan belum muktamad

Malaysiakini | Jabatan Peguam Negara belum membuat keputusan berhubung representasi ketiga Rosmah Mansor bagi menggugurkan 12 pertuduhan pengubahan wang haram berjumlah RM7 juta dan lima pertuduhan gagal mengisytiharkan pendapatannya kepada LHDN. Peguam Joshua Tay bersetuju dengan cadangan pendakwaan untuk terus mendengar permohonan menggugurkan pertuduhan itu.

Court of Appeal reinstates Muhyiddin’s criminal case involving RM232mil

The Star | A panel of three judges said the High Court had erred in law when it ruled the charges against former PM Muhyiddin Yasin were defective. They said the charges of obtaining bribes and receiving money from illegal activities were unambiguous. Lawyers representing Muhyiddin include Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Muhyiddin masih berdepan empat kes rasuah RM232.5 juta

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan berkata Mahkamah Tinggi bertindak secara pramatang dengan melepaskan dan membebaskan Muhyiddin Yassin daripada semua pertuduhan sedangkan perbicaraan masih belum dimulakan, dan saksi juga belum dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan. Muhyiddin diwakili peguam Hisyam Teh Poh Teik dan Amer Hamzah Arsyad.

Penulis, penerbit gagal cabar larangan buku ‘Gay is OK’

Free Malaysia Today | Permohonan kebenaran merayu larangan buku telah ditolak Mahkamah Persekutuan. Pada 2022, Mahkamah Tinggi membatalkan larangan itu atas sebab kerajaan “gagal menunjukkan bukti prejudis sebenar terhadap ketenteraman awam yang telah berlaku”. Mahkamah Rayuan kembalikan larangan itu pada 2023. Perayu diwakili peguam K. Shanmuga dan Michael Cheah.

Writer, publisher fail in bid to challenge ‘Gay is OK’ book ban

Free Malaysia Today | The Federal Court denied a writer and a publisher leave to appeal a ban on their book, stating that the duo had failed to satisfy the legal requirements in persuading the apex court to hear their appeal. They were represented by lawyers K. Shanmuga and Michael Cheah.