My life, safety at risk if deported — Bangladeshi politician

Malaysiakini | The refugee made this contention in his affidavit in support of a civil court action to obtain a prohibition order against the Home Minister and two others from deporting him. He claimed that the Bangladeshi administration’s political oppression against him began when he first ran in the 2008 general election, and include filing politically motivated cases against him and harassing his family.
Counsel Edmund Bon said that the

Bon appointed to AICHR for the second time and will chair commission in 2025

Wisma Putra Facebok Page | Foreign Minister Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan met with newly appointed AICHR Representative Edmund Bon to discuss the importance of the role in advancing AICHR’s agenda and to explore potential initiatives to be taken under AICHR during ASEAN-Malaysia 2025.

Bersih unveils comprehensive electoral reforms for fairer polls

Malaysiakini | In line with their #Reformasi100percent campaign, electoral watchdog Bersih released recommendations to amend the Election Offences Act 1954. The report, authored by Asraf Sharafi, New Sin Yew, and Benjamin Wei, identified areas for improvement in the Act, including the use of complex language, lack of definitions, and impractical candidate allocations, among others.

PSM, news portal set aside order to stop debate on migrant workers’ plight

Free Malaysia Today | The Shah Alam High Court set aside an injuction against PSM and a news portal over writing about unpaid migrant workers. PSM lead counsel Edmund Bon said courts should be wary of businesses using the court process to stop legitimate grievances from being raised by the media and human rights defenders. He was assisted by Soo Siew Mei, Chan Yen Hui, and Lee Yee Woei.

Bangladeshi politician to provide ‘expert testimony’ in wrongful detention claim

The Star | Lawyer Kee Shu Min said her client, an opposition politician from Bangladesh, has been released under a special pass issued by the Immigration Department, pending completion of his habeas corpus application. She requested the court to issue a trial notice to facilitate the renewal of the special pass. High Court judge K. Muniandy allowed the application and fixed July 3 for the habeas corpus hearing.

Ahli politik Bangladesh kemuka keterangan saksi pakar

Sinar Harian | Peguam Kee Shu Min yang mewakili ahli politik pembangkang Bangladesh MA Quayum memberitahu Mahkamah Tinggi bahawa keterangan saksi, seorang peguam di Bangladesh, akan diikrarkan melalui afidavit kepada mahkamah dalam tempoh tiga minggu. Quayum memfailkan permohonan habeas corpus untuk memohon perintah mahkamah supaya dia dibebaskan.

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 has a four-star rating from the CIDB, and was allegedly assisted by Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain the RM232 million Central Spine Road – Sertik to East Coast Highway Interchange project from the government. Wan Saiful’s counsel, Amer Hamzah Arshad, asked whether the CIDB score was a condition for a contractor to bid for government projects.

Mahkamah diberitahu syarikat dibantu Wan Saiful bertaraf 4 bintang

Malaysiakini | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad bertanya sama ada skor diberikan CIDB adalah satu syarat untuk sesuatu syarikat kontraktor membida projek daripada kerajaan Malaysia. Wan Saiful Wan Jan didakwa terlibat dalam rasuah dan pengubahan wang haram mengikut seksyen 4(1)(b) Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Daripada Aktiviti Haram 2001.

Firm allegedly helped by Wan Saiful obtained four-star rating from CIDB, court told

Malay Mail | Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) assistant engineer said Nepturis Sdn Bhd obtained a four-star rating from CIDB, given as a recognition to contractors who have ability and capability. Nepturis is a company allegedly assisted by Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain a highway project worth RM232 million. Wan Saiful was represented by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

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.

MACC officer lodged complaint against Wan Saiful, but admits wording of complaint not hers

The Edge Malaysia | An MACC officer was uncertain from whom instructions to file a complaint came, with regard to bribery allegations against Wan Saiful Wan Jan amounting to RM6.96 million. She said that the complaint stemmed from a previous investigation by the anti-graft agency. However, when grilled by defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer was unsure of many elements of the complaint.

I was ordered to open Wan Saiful’s RM6.9mil corruption case on Jana Wibawa project, says witness

The Star | An MACC officer told the Sessions Court that she was instructed to open a complaint against Wan Saiful Wan Jan regarding alleged bribery amounting to RM6.9mil from a company in relation to the Jana Wibawa project. Responding to lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the witness said she did not know who gave the instructions to make the complaint or the information about the complaint.

Wan Saiful’s trial: Approvals for direct negotiations for Jana Wibawa projects came from PMO, witness tells court

Malay Mail | The third witness explained that approvals for the Jana Wibawa project, through open tender or direct negotiation, were approved by the PMO. When questioning the first witness earlier, defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad suggested that the complaint was lodged will ill intent against his client as the witness did not know any facts in this case, nor who is giving the orders.

My life, safety at risk if deported — Bangladeshi politician

Malaysiakini | The refugee made this contention in his affidavit in support of a civil court action to obtain a prohibition order against the Home Minister and two others from deporting him. He claimed that the Bangladeshi administration’s political oppression against him began when he first ran in the 2008 general election, and include filing politically motivated cases against him and harassing his family.
Counsel Edmund Bon said that the

Bon appointed to AICHR for the second time and will chair commission in 2025

Wisma Putra Facebok Page | Foreign Minister Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan met with newly appointed AICHR Representative Edmund Bon to discuss the importance of the role in advancing AICHR’s agenda and to explore potential initiatives to be taken under AICHR during ASEAN-Malaysia 2025.

Bersih unveils comprehensive electoral reforms for fairer polls

Malaysiakini | In line with their #Reformasi100percent campaign, electoral watchdog Bersih released recommendations to amend the Election Offences Act 1954. The report, authored by Asraf Sharafi, New Sin Yew, and Benjamin Wei, identified areas for improvement in the Act, including the use of complex language, lack of definitions, and impractical candidate allocations, among others.

PSM, news portal set aside order to stop debate on migrant workers’ plight

Free Malaysia Today | The Shah Alam High Court set aside an injuction against PSM and a news portal over writing about unpaid migrant workers. PSM lead counsel Edmund Bon said courts should be wary of businesses using the court process to stop legitimate grievances from being raised by the media and human rights defenders. He was assisted by Soo Siew Mei, Chan Yen Hui, and Lee Yee Woei.

Bangladeshi politician to provide ‘expert testimony’ in wrongful detention claim

The Star | Lawyer Kee Shu Min said her client, an opposition politician from Bangladesh, has been released under a special pass issued by the Immigration Department, pending completion of his habeas corpus application. She requested the court to issue a trial notice to facilitate the renewal of the special pass. High Court judge K. Muniandy allowed the application and fixed July 3 for the habeas corpus hearing.

Ahli politik Bangladesh kemuka keterangan saksi pakar

Sinar Harian | Peguam Kee Shu Min yang mewakili ahli politik pembangkang Bangladesh MA Quayum memberitahu Mahkamah Tinggi bahawa keterangan saksi, seorang peguam di Bangladesh, akan diikrarkan melalui afidavit kepada mahkamah dalam tempoh tiga minggu. Quayum memfailkan permohonan habeas corpus untuk memohon perintah mahkamah supaya dia dibebaskan.

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 has a four-star rating from the CIDB, and was allegedly assisted by Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain the RM232 million Central Spine Road – Sertik to East Coast Highway Interchange project from the government. Wan Saiful’s counsel, Amer Hamzah Arshad, asked whether the CIDB score was a condition for a contractor to bid for government projects.

Mahkamah diberitahu syarikat dibantu Wan Saiful bertaraf 4 bintang

Malaysiakini | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad bertanya sama ada skor diberikan CIDB adalah satu syarat untuk sesuatu syarikat kontraktor membida projek daripada kerajaan Malaysia. Wan Saiful Wan Jan didakwa terlibat dalam rasuah dan pengubahan wang haram mengikut seksyen 4(1)(b) Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Daripada Aktiviti Haram 2001.

Firm allegedly helped by Wan Saiful obtained four-star rating from CIDB, court told

Malay Mail | Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) assistant engineer said Nepturis Sdn Bhd obtained a four-star rating from CIDB, given as a recognition to contractors who have ability and capability. Nepturis is a company allegedly assisted by Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain a highway project worth RM232 million. Wan Saiful was represented by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

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.

MACC officer lodged complaint against Wan Saiful, but admits wording of complaint not hers

The Edge Malaysia | An MACC officer was uncertain from whom instructions to file a complaint came, with regard to bribery allegations against Wan Saiful Wan Jan amounting to RM6.96 million. She said that the complaint stemmed from a previous investigation by the anti-graft agency. However, when grilled by defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer was unsure of many elements of the complaint.

I was ordered to open Wan Saiful’s RM6.9mil corruption case on Jana Wibawa project, says witness

The Star | An MACC officer told the Sessions Court that she was instructed to open a complaint against Wan Saiful Wan Jan regarding alleged bribery amounting to RM6.9mil from a company in relation to the Jana Wibawa project. Responding to lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the witness said she did not know who gave the instructions to make the complaint or the information about the complaint.

Wan Saiful’s trial: Approvals for direct negotiations for Jana Wibawa projects came from PMO, witness tells court

Malay Mail | The third witness explained that approvals for the Jana Wibawa project, through open tender or direct negotiation, were approved by the PMO. When questioning the first witness earlier, defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad suggested that the complaint was lodged will ill intent against his client as the witness did not know any facts in this case, nor who is giving the orders.