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.

Sembilan pertuduhan AMLA, rasuah ke atas Abdul Azeez kekal

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan menerima rayuan Ahli Parlimen Baling Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim untuk membatalkan empat pertuduhan di bawah Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Aktiviti Haram. Pertuduhan itu mengatakan kesalahan berlaku di Lembah Klang, sedangkan lokasi itu terlalu luas. Abdul Azeez diwakili peguam Amer Hamzah.

Mahkamah persoal kelewatan AGC jawab representasi Abdul Azeez

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan menolak rayuan Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim untuk membatalkan semua pertuduhan, dan juga mempersoal kelewatan Jabatan Peguam Negara menjawab representasi yang dikemukakan peguamnya Amer Hamzah Arshad. Abdul Azeez mempunyai satu lagi peluang untuk merayu di Mahkamah Persekutuan.

Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia: A Practitioner’s GuideKit

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Southeast and East Asia | FNF and AmerBON published a GuideKit for small and medium enterprises, dealing with issues ranging from due diligence and internal assessment, to environmental risks and fair recruitment. The book contains essential and practical tools that SMEs can use to meet their BHR obligations under the UN Guiding Principles.

MUDA Sec-Gen charged with failing to notify police about #ManaKapalLCS protest

New Straits Times | MUDA Sec-Gen Amir Hariri Abd Hadi was charged under section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, which carries a maximum RM10,000 fine upon conviction, for failing to notify the authorities before the #ManaKapalLCS protest. Lawyer Beatrice Chin Yuen Xin pleaded for a lower bail as this was Amir’s first offence and he had cooperated with the authorities throughout their investigation.

Abdul Azeez warned not to abuse court process after he fails to turn up in court

New Straits Times | Former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s lead counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad explained that his client had been forced to skip court because of his health condition. He also informed the judges that he had written no less than four letters of representation to the AGC but had not received any reply from the AGC.

Appeals court postpones verdict again on bid by ex-Tabung Haji boss to strike out graft charges

Malaysia Now | The Court of Appeal has rescheduled its decision yet again on Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s appeal against the High Court decision to strike out his corruption and money laundering charges. Abdul Azeez’s lawyer Amer Hamzah said his client could not attend court as he had been suffering from acute gastroenteritis; the court will be given a copy of Abdul Azeez’s medical certificate.

Azeez masuk hospital, keputusan rayuan kes rasuah ditangguh lagi

Berita Harian | Peguam bela Abdul Azeez, Amer Hamzah Arshad, berkata anak guamnya sedang menerima rawatan di PPUM. Beliau juga meluahkan kekecewaan berhubung empat surat representasi dan dokumen berkaitan dihantar kepada SPRM dan AGC yang tidak menerima sebarang balasan.

Abdul Azeez tidak sihat, mahkamah tangguh keputusan rayuan ke Isnin

Harian Metro | Mahkamah Rayuan menangguhkan keputusannya berhubung rayuan Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim untuk membatalkan pertuduhan rasuah dan pengubahan wang haram. Peguam Abdul Azeez, Amer Hamzah Arshad, memberitahu mahkamah bahawa anak guamnya tidak dapat hadir ke mahkamah kerana tidak sihat.

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.

Sembilan pertuduhan AMLA, rasuah ke atas Abdul Azeez kekal

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan menerima rayuan Ahli Parlimen Baling Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim untuk membatalkan empat pertuduhan di bawah Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Aktiviti Haram. Pertuduhan itu mengatakan kesalahan berlaku di Lembah Klang, sedangkan lokasi itu terlalu luas. Abdul Azeez diwakili peguam Amer Hamzah.

Mahkamah persoal kelewatan AGC jawab representasi Abdul Azeez

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan menolak rayuan Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim untuk membatalkan semua pertuduhan, dan juga mempersoal kelewatan Jabatan Peguam Negara menjawab representasi yang dikemukakan peguamnya Amer Hamzah Arshad. Abdul Azeez mempunyai satu lagi peluang untuk merayu di Mahkamah Persekutuan.

Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia: A Practitioner’s GuideKit

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Southeast and East Asia | FNF and AmerBON published a GuideKit for small and medium enterprises, dealing with issues ranging from due diligence and internal assessment, to environmental risks and fair recruitment. The book contains essential and practical tools that SMEs can use to meet their BHR obligations under the UN Guiding Principles.

MUDA Sec-Gen charged with failing to notify police about #ManaKapalLCS protest

New Straits Times | MUDA Sec-Gen Amir Hariri Abd Hadi was charged under section 9(1) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, which carries a maximum RM10,000 fine upon conviction, for failing to notify the authorities before the #ManaKapalLCS protest. Lawyer Beatrice Chin Yuen Xin pleaded for a lower bail as this was Amir’s first offence and he had cooperated with the authorities throughout their investigation.

Abdul Azeez warned not to abuse court process after he fails to turn up in court

New Straits Times | Former Tabung Haji Chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s lead counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad explained that his client had been forced to skip court because of his health condition. He also informed the judges that he had written no less than four letters of representation to the AGC but had not received any reply from the AGC.

Appeals court postpones verdict again on bid by ex-Tabung Haji boss to strike out graft charges

Malaysia Now | The Court of Appeal has rescheduled its decision yet again on Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim’s appeal against the High Court decision to strike out his corruption and money laundering charges. Abdul Azeez’s lawyer Amer Hamzah said his client could not attend court as he had been suffering from acute gastroenteritis; the court will be given a copy of Abdul Azeez’s medical certificate.

Azeez masuk hospital, keputusan rayuan kes rasuah ditangguh lagi

Berita Harian | Peguam bela Abdul Azeez, Amer Hamzah Arshad, berkata anak guamnya sedang menerima rawatan di PPUM. Beliau juga meluahkan kekecewaan berhubung empat surat representasi dan dokumen berkaitan dihantar kepada SPRM dan AGC yang tidak menerima sebarang balasan.

Abdul Azeez tidak sihat, mahkamah tangguh keputusan rayuan ke Isnin

Harian Metro | Mahkamah Rayuan menangguhkan keputusannya berhubung rayuan Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim untuk membatalkan pertuduhan rasuah dan pengubahan wang haram. Peguam Abdul Azeez, Amer Hamzah Arshad, memberitahu mahkamah bahawa anak guamnya tidak dapat hadir ke mahkamah kerana tidak sihat.