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AGC rejects Aker manager’s appeal to drop charge of cheating Petronas unit; court to decide on his striking out application on Nov 10

The Edge Markets | The Sessions Court will deliver its decision on Aker Solutions Sdn Bhd manager Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzaman’s striking out application on 10 Nov. The AGC had rejected the letter of representation sent in August through his lawyers Amer Hamzah Arshad and S. Devanandan, who maintain that the charge levelled against Ahmad Hatta was not in order.

Najib’s alleged adviser to file a defamation suit against Syed Saddiq

Malaysiakini | Lawyer Beatrice Chin confirmed that she had written to Habibul Rahman Kadir Shah’s lawyers to inform them of Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s refusal to accede to the demands in their legal letter. Habibul demanded an apology and damages from Syed Saddiq over his allegations of a conspiracy to weaken BERSATU.

Businessman to proceed with suit against Syed Saddiq

Free Malaysia Today | Habibul Rahman Kadir Shah said Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s lawyers from AmerBON had responded to his letter of demand last month. Habibul had previously demanded that Syed Saddiq apologise for linking him to a purported plot to offer bribes to BERSATU members.

No miscarriage of justice in charges against ex-Tabung Haji chairman, appeals court told

Malaysia Now | DPP Aslinda Ahad submitted that the money laundering charges against Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim could stand on their own, and the prosecution, through the evidence of its witnesses, would explain the nature of the unlawful activities. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that the particularisation of the ingredients of the charges against his client had not been fulfilled.

Nothing wrong with charges against Azeez, court told

Free Malaysia Today | The DPP argued that the charges against Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim were not defective. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad submitted that his client was a victim of political prosecution and that the trial should not be allowed to go on as it amounted to unjust suffering for him.

Ex-student accused of killing gangster at birthday party escapes gallows

Free Malaysia Today | The Court of Appeal set aside the conviction of a former college student accused of stabbing a gangster four years ago. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, who appeared with lead counsel Gooi Soon Seng, submitted that the High Court judge had misdirected himself in not considering whether the act could be culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Ex-student escapes the gallows after winning appeal against murder

Bernama | A former college student escaped the hangman’s noose when a three-member Court of Appeal bench discharged and acquitted him, ruling that there was serious misdirection by the trial judge in fulfilling section 300 of the Penal Code. Lawyers Gooi Soon Seng, Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, and Ooi Pen Lyn represented the appellant.

Court to decide on Nov 2 on navy cadet’s death

New Straits Times | Lawyers representing the accused in the murder of navy cadet Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain wrapped up their case after five years. Earlier lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that the cause of death is disputed by medical experts. The six accused are charged under sections 302 and 109 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Testimony on cause of cadet’s death contradictory, High Court told

Free Malaysia Today | Six accused are facing charges under section 302 and section 109 of the Penal Code for murdering or abetting the murder of a marine cadet officer. With 12 others, they are also charged under section 330 of the same code, read with section 34, for voluntarily causing hurt. Amer Hamzah Arshad represented the first and second accused.

Experts contradict on navy cadet’s cause of death, defence says

Malaysiakini | The prosecution’s evidence in respect of the cause of the death of a marine cadet officer was grounded solely on the testimony of the sixth prosecution witness. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that this was disputed by the 19th defence witness.

Najib may seek re-election to Parliament despite conviction

Malay Mail | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew said Najib Razak can run in a parliamentary election only if he succeeds in his appeal, receives a royal pardon, or if the King uses his discretion to remove the disqualification despite Najib being convicted for corruption.

The time Amer found crime

From the Bar Stool | Lawyer Fahri Azzat reminisced about how he met Amer Hamzah Arshad and introduced him to “Dhat Boohke”, legal aid, and criminal law.

Was AG right in saying new PM is not required to hold a confidence vote? Lawyers weigh in

Malay Mail | Lawyers are divided over whether the AG was right to say that the new PM need not seek a vote of confidence in Parliament. New Sin Yew said the AG is “right” as “there is no such requirement” in the Federal Constitution. MPs could show whether they supported a government through votes on other matters such the King’s speech and the budget.

Heidy Quah sues govt over law criminalising offensive online comments

Malaysiakini | Refuge for Refugees founder Heidy Quah filed a civil lawsuit in the High Court in Shah Alam through AmerBON. She sought a court order to rule the words “offensive” and “annoy” in section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act invalidated for being unconstitutional.

Lawyer contends that corruption charges against Azeez won’t stand scrutiny in court

New Straits Times | Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that charges against Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim lacked particulars. He said, “the moment we relax the role requiring the prosecution to give proper and adequate information, the next thing we know a person could simply be charged with ‘committing an offence in Malaysia’.”

AGC rejects Aker manager’s appeal to drop charge of cheating Petronas unit; court to decide on his striking out application on Nov 10

The Edge Markets | The Sessions Court will deliver its decision on Aker Solutions Sdn Bhd manager Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzaman’s striking out application on 10 Nov. The AGC had rejected the letter of representation sent in August through his lawyers Amer Hamzah Arshad and S. Devanandan, who maintain that the charge levelled against Ahmad Hatta was not in order.

Najib’s alleged adviser to file a defamation suit against Syed Saddiq

Malaysiakini | Lawyer Beatrice Chin confirmed that she had written to Habibul Rahman Kadir Shah’s lawyers to inform them of Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s refusal to accede to the demands in their legal letter. Habibul demanded an apology and damages from Syed Saddiq over his allegations of a conspiracy to weaken BERSATU.

Businessman to proceed with suit against Syed Saddiq

Free Malaysia Today | Habibul Rahman Kadir Shah said Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s lawyers from AmerBON had responded to his letter of demand last month. Habibul had previously demanded that Syed Saddiq apologise for linking him to a purported plot to offer bribes to BERSATU members.

No miscarriage of justice in charges against ex-Tabung Haji chairman, appeals court told

Malaysia Now | DPP Aslinda Ahad submitted that the money laundering charges against Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim could stand on their own, and the prosecution, through the evidence of its witnesses, would explain the nature of the unlawful activities. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that the particularisation of the ingredients of the charges against his client had not been fulfilled.

Nothing wrong with charges against Azeez, court told

Free Malaysia Today | The DPP argued that the charges against Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim were not defective. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad submitted that his client was a victim of political prosecution and that the trial should not be allowed to go on as it amounted to unjust suffering for him.

Ex-student accused of killing gangster at birthday party escapes gallows

Free Malaysia Today | The Court of Appeal set aside the conviction of a former college student accused of stabbing a gangster four years ago. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, who appeared with lead counsel Gooi Soon Seng, submitted that the High Court judge had misdirected himself in not considering whether the act could be culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

Ex-student escapes the gallows after winning appeal against murder

Bernama | A former college student escaped the hangman’s noose when a three-member Court of Appeal bench discharged and acquitted him, ruling that there was serious misdirection by the trial judge in fulfilling section 300 of the Penal Code. Lawyers Gooi Soon Seng, Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, and Ooi Pen Lyn represented the appellant.

Court to decide on Nov 2 on navy cadet’s death

New Straits Times | Lawyers representing the accused in the murder of navy cadet Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain wrapped up their case after five years. Earlier lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that the cause of death is disputed by medical experts. The six accused are charged under sections 302 and 109 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Testimony on cause of cadet’s death contradictory, High Court told

Free Malaysia Today | Six accused are facing charges under section 302 and section 109 of the Penal Code for murdering or abetting the murder of a marine cadet officer. With 12 others, they are also charged under section 330 of the same code, read with section 34, for voluntarily causing hurt. Amer Hamzah Arshad represented the first and second accused.

Experts contradict on navy cadet’s cause of death, defence says

Malaysiakini | The prosecution’s evidence in respect of the cause of the death of a marine cadet officer was grounded solely on the testimony of the sixth prosecution witness. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that this was disputed by the 19th defence witness.

Najib may seek re-election to Parliament despite conviction

Malay Mail | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew said Najib Razak can run in a parliamentary election only if he succeeds in his appeal, receives a royal pardon, or if the King uses his discretion to remove the disqualification despite Najib being convicted for corruption.

The time Amer found crime

From the Bar Stool | Lawyer Fahri Azzat reminisced about how he met Amer Hamzah Arshad and introduced him to “Dhat Boohke”, legal aid, and criminal law.

Was AG right in saying new PM is not required to hold a confidence vote? Lawyers weigh in

Malay Mail | Lawyers are divided over whether the AG was right to say that the new PM need not seek a vote of confidence in Parliament. New Sin Yew said the AG is “right” as “there is no such requirement” in the Federal Constitution. MPs could show whether they supported a government through votes on other matters such the King’s speech and the budget.

Heidy Quah sues govt over law criminalising offensive online comments

Malaysiakini | Refuge for Refugees founder Heidy Quah filed a civil lawsuit in the High Court in Shah Alam through AmerBON. She sought a court order to rule the words “offensive” and “annoy” in section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act invalidated for being unconstitutional.

Lawyer contends that corruption charges against Azeez won’t stand scrutiny in court

New Straits Times | Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad argued that charges against Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim lacked particulars. He said, “the moment we relax the role requiring the prosecution to give proper and adequate information, the next thing we know a person could simply be charged with ‘committing an offence in Malaysia’.”