Malaysian coalitions start maneuvering after hung Parliament

The Japan Times | As the coalitions turn to horse-trading to form an alliance after the elections led to a hung Parliament, Malaysia’s king will play a key role. Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew said the King may determine which leader he believes commands a majority in Parliament, though this would not be tested publicly until Parliament reconvenes.

KINIGUIDE | What happens if no one wins GE15?

Malaysiakini | Lawyers Haniff Khatri Abdulla, New Sin Yew, and Bersih chairperson Thomas Fann shared their views on this question. There are two options if no Prime Minister candidate is able to get majority support in Parliament. First, the candidate with the highest number of MPs supporting him could seek the King’s consent to form a minority government. Second, the King may call for another general election.

Aker Engineering senior deputy president applies to strike out charge under Companies Act

The Edge Markets | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad is representing two employees of Aker Engineering Malaysia applying to quash charges against them that are deemed defective and with malicious intent. The MACC was said to have no jurisdiction to bring charges under the Companies Act against the first accused and have abused its power against the second.

Pegawai kanan Aker Engineering mohon batal pertuduhan

Utusan Malaysia | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad mewakili kedua-dua pemohon. Pemohon pertama didakwa mengelirukan Pendaftar Syarikat dengan mengemukakan pernyataan palsu mengikut seksyen 591(2)(a) Akta Syarikat 2016, manakala pemohon kedua didakwa menggunakan dokumen palsu sama sebagai dokumen sokongan, mengikut seksyen seksyen 471 Kanun Keseksaan.

Democracy is a messy business

BFM | What happens if no political coalition wins a majority of parliamentary seats? New Sin Yew shared with BFM about the challenges of a hung parliament and how a transition of power should happen.

Social: Helping SMEs uphold human rights

The Edge Markets | SMEs, the backbone of supply chains, are at risk of losing out if they don’t change their business approach with respect to the environment and labour. Edmund Bon and other human rights experts sought to translate the corporate responsibility to protect human rights and the environment into tangible and simple tools for SMEs.

Sessions Court judge misdirected himself in convicting Repco’s Low of market manipulation, defence says

The Edge Markets | Counsel Edmund Bon, representing former Repco Holdings Bhd Chairman Low Thiam Hock, said the defence witnesses had described averaging-in of Repco shares, not market manipulation as alleged by the prosecution, and there was no rebuttal by the prosecution. Yet the judge did not address this in his judgment. Edmund appeared with Joshua Tay, New Sin Yew, and Chan Yen Hui.

NGOs, PKR leaders fail again to raise questions on Emergency

Free Malaysia Today | A three-member Court of Appeal bench said the High Court did not commit any appealable error to warrant an intervention, but ordered no costs as the issue was of public interest. The bench also dismissed a preliminary objection by federal counsel that any decision on constitutional reference applications before a High Court was not appealable. Edmund Bon represented the NGOs.

As flood polls loom, Agong’s discretionary powers may come into play

Malaysiakini | When does Article 40(2)(b) of the Federal Constitution apply, allowing the YDPA discretion to reject a request to dissolve Parliament? New Sin Yew argued that the King’s discretion must be read with Article 43(4), when the PM has lost support. A call to dissolve Parliament early would be the Cabinet’s “advice” to the King, which he is constitutionally compelled to accept under Article 40(1) and Article 40(1A).

Lawyers: Drawn-out court process can be improved with technology, reforms

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew said the issue of drawn-out court trials is an “incredibly complex” and “multi-layered” problem. The UK had attempted to alleviate the problem through the Woolf reforms in the 1990s, but the reforms were limited to addressing cost, delay, and complexity in the civil justice system.

Abdul Azeez freed of graft charges

The Star | Former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim was given a DNAA under section 254(3) of the CPC by the Sessions Court, on nine charges — three for corruption and six for money laundering — linked to road projects in Perak and Kedah. His lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad confirmed this.

Conditional discharge for Azeez in graft, money laundering case

Free Malaysia Today | Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi granted Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim a DNAA for his corruption and money laundering case, to enable the prosecution to complete their investigations on “new” leads. Abdul Azeez was represented by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Azeez submits representation to AGC

The Star | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, who is representing Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, confirmed submitting a representation to the AGC to cancel the nine charges against Abdul Azeez after failing to do so at the Court of Appeal. Amer explained that they were asking for a mention date to be set to get feedback on the representation.

Former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez submits another representation to drop corruption, money laundering charges

Malay Mail | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad who represented Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim confirmed that his firm had sent a representation to the AGC to cancel three corruption and six money laundering charges — for the fifth time. The defence asked for the progress of the representation and said it is ready for the hearing if the representation is not accepted.

Court shoots down Abdul Azeez’s request to explain absence

New Straits Times | The Court of Appeal rejected former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s request to explain his absence from court last week and to express unhappiness over unfair media reports on the matter, made through his lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshard.

Azeez fails in bid to quash graft, money laundering charges

Free Malaysia Today | The Court of Appeal granted Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s bid to nullify four of his 10 money laundering charges. The judge said the 10 money laundering charges were not defective, but questioned why the prosecution did not specify the location where he allegedly committed the wrongdoing. Amer Hamzah represented Abdul Azeez.

Abdul Azeez to face graft and money laundering trial after appeal dismissed

The Edge Markets | The Court of Appeal allowed former Lembaga Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s appeal to strike out four money laundering charges against him. The COA ruled that the prosecution should differentiate the venue of the alleged offences to differentiate the jurisdiction of the local court and to be fair to the accused. Amer Hamzah Arshad and Joshua Tay represented Abdul Azeez.

Malaysian coalitions start maneuvering after hung Parliament

The Japan Times | As the coalitions turn to horse-trading to form an alliance after the elections led to a hung Parliament, Malaysia’s king will play a key role. Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew said the King may determine which leader he believes commands a majority in Parliament, though this would not be tested publicly until Parliament reconvenes.

KINIGUIDE | What happens if no one wins GE15?

Malaysiakini | Lawyers Haniff Khatri Abdulla, New Sin Yew, and Bersih chairperson Thomas Fann shared their views on this question. There are two options if no Prime Minister candidate is able to get majority support in Parliament. First, the candidate with the highest number of MPs supporting him could seek the King’s consent to form a minority government. Second, the King may call for another general election.

Aker Engineering senior deputy president applies to strike out charge under Companies Act

The Edge Markets | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad is representing two employees of Aker Engineering Malaysia applying to quash charges against them that are deemed defective and with malicious intent. The MACC was said to have no jurisdiction to bring charges under the Companies Act against the first accused and have abused its power against the second.

Pegawai kanan Aker Engineering mohon batal pertuduhan

Utusan Malaysia | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad mewakili kedua-dua pemohon. Pemohon pertama didakwa mengelirukan Pendaftar Syarikat dengan mengemukakan pernyataan palsu mengikut seksyen 591(2)(a) Akta Syarikat 2016, manakala pemohon kedua didakwa menggunakan dokumen palsu sama sebagai dokumen sokongan, mengikut seksyen seksyen 471 Kanun Keseksaan.

Democracy is a messy business

BFM | What happens if no political coalition wins a majority of parliamentary seats? New Sin Yew shared with BFM about the challenges of a hung parliament and how a transition of power should happen.

Social: Helping SMEs uphold human rights

The Edge Markets | SMEs, the backbone of supply chains, are at risk of losing out if they don’t change their business approach with respect to the environment and labour. Edmund Bon and other human rights experts sought to translate the corporate responsibility to protect human rights and the environment into tangible and simple tools for SMEs.

Sessions Court judge misdirected himself in convicting Repco’s Low of market manipulation, defence says

The Edge Markets | Counsel Edmund Bon, representing former Repco Holdings Bhd Chairman Low Thiam Hock, said the defence witnesses had described averaging-in of Repco shares, not market manipulation as alleged by the prosecution, and there was no rebuttal by the prosecution. Yet the judge did not address this in his judgment. Edmund appeared with Joshua Tay, New Sin Yew, and Chan Yen Hui.

NGOs, PKR leaders fail again to raise questions on Emergency

Free Malaysia Today | A three-member Court of Appeal bench said the High Court did not commit any appealable error to warrant an intervention, but ordered no costs as the issue was of public interest. The bench also dismissed a preliminary objection by federal counsel that any decision on constitutional reference applications before a High Court was not appealable. Edmund Bon represented the NGOs.

As flood polls loom, Agong’s discretionary powers may come into play

Malaysiakini | When does Article 40(2)(b) of the Federal Constitution apply, allowing the YDPA discretion to reject a request to dissolve Parliament? New Sin Yew argued that the King’s discretion must be read with Article 43(4), when the PM has lost support. A call to dissolve Parliament early would be the Cabinet’s “advice” to the King, which he is constitutionally compelled to accept under Article 40(1) and Article 40(1A).

Lawyers: Drawn-out court process can be improved with technology, reforms

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew said the issue of drawn-out court trials is an “incredibly complex” and “multi-layered” problem. The UK had attempted to alleviate the problem through the Woolf reforms in the 1990s, but the reforms were limited to addressing cost, delay, and complexity in the civil justice system.

Abdul Azeez freed of graft charges

The Star | Former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim was given a DNAA under section 254(3) of the CPC by the Sessions Court, on nine charges — three for corruption and six for money laundering — linked to road projects in Perak and Kedah. His lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad confirmed this.

Conditional discharge for Azeez in graft, money laundering case

Free Malaysia Today | Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi granted Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim a DNAA for his corruption and money laundering case, to enable the prosecution to complete their investigations on “new” leads. Abdul Azeez was represented by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Azeez submits representation to AGC

The Star | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, who is representing Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, confirmed submitting a representation to the AGC to cancel the nine charges against Abdul Azeez after failing to do so at the Court of Appeal. Amer explained that they were asking for a mention date to be set to get feedback on the representation.

Former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez submits another representation to drop corruption, money laundering charges

Malay Mail | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad who represented Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim confirmed that his firm had sent a representation to the AGC to cancel three corruption and six money laundering charges — for the fifth time. The defence asked for the progress of the representation and said it is ready for the hearing if the representation is not accepted.

Court shoots down Abdul Azeez’s request to explain absence

New Straits Times | The Court of Appeal rejected former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s request to explain his absence from court last week and to express unhappiness over unfair media reports on the matter, made through his lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshard.

Azeez fails in bid to quash graft, money laundering charges

Free Malaysia Today | The Court of Appeal granted Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s bid to nullify four of his 10 money laundering charges. The judge said the 10 money laundering charges were not defective, but questioned why the prosecution did not specify the location where he allegedly committed the wrongdoing. Amer Hamzah represented Abdul Azeez.

Abdul Azeez to face graft and money laundering trial after appeal dismissed

The Edge Markets | The Court of Appeal allowed former Lembaga Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s appeal to strike out four money laundering charges against him. The COA ruled that the prosecution should differentiate the venue of the alleged offences to differentiate the jurisdiction of the local court and to be fair to the accused. Amer Hamzah Arshad and Joshua Tay represented Abdul Azeez.