After Agong’s remarks, lawyers say still Muhyiddin’s prerogative to choose when Parliament meets

Malay Mail | While Section 14(1)(b) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 empowered the YDPA to convene Parliament, it does not suspend Article 40 of the Federal Constitution which requires him to act on the advice of the PM. Nevertheless, New Sin Yew urged the PM to reconvene Parliament as soon as possible given that most activities in the country are allowed to resume operations.

Should public officials file defamation suits?

BFM | Ding Jo-Ann and New Sin Yew warn that allowing public officials to sue for defamation, going against the common law Derbyshire principle, will have a chilling effect on the freedom of speech.

Court extends order against deportation of remaining Myanmar refugees

Malaysiakini | KL High Court Judge Mariana Yahya allowed the extension of the order until March 9 against the deportation of Myanmar nationals back to the country currently facing a military coup and deadly protests. Lawyer New Sin Yew, among others, is acting for Amnesty International and Asylum Access.

Ex-TH chairman Azeez’s employment at company does not constitute graft, argues defence

The Edge Markets | Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim is working for the company Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd, where he is an adviser and receives a monthly salary of RM10,000. Lawyer Amer Hamzah and his team are seeking to strike out Azeez’s criminal charges on three counts of bribery involving RM5.2 million, and nine counts of money laundering involving nearly RM140 million.

Charges against Azeez are in bad faith, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said the MACC officers arrested and detained Azeez for invesigations over Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) matters but he was later charged with something else.

NGOs seek court intervention to stop deportation of 1,200 to Myanmar

Malaysiakini | Amnesty International Malaysia and Asylum Access Malaysia filed a judicial review to stop the deportation of 1,200 people, including asylum seekers and refugees, back to Myanmar. They were represented by Ambiga Sreenevasan, Lim Wei Jiet and Gokul Radhakrishnan of Sreenevasan Advocates & Solicitors, and New Sin Yew of AmerBON.

Puncak Niaga’s suit against Khalid Ibrahim, Selangor government to go for full trial

The Sun Daily | Former Selangor MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Puncak Niaga’s action against him was an allegation of misfeasance in public office. He said he was not a public official under relevant laws such as the Government Proceedings Act 1956, Interpretation Act 1948 & 1967, Selangor State Constitution 1959, and the Federal Constitution. Edmund Bon appeared for Abdul Khalid.

Appeals Court allows Puncak Niaga to reinstate RM14b case against Khalid but not Azmin

The Edge Markets | Puncak Niaga sued three parties in November 2017 – two former Selangor MBs, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, and the Selangor government. In February 2018, the Shah Alam High Court struck out the suit against the three defendants but the Court of Appeal partially overruled the High Court judgment. Khalid was represented by counsel Edmund Bon and New Sin Yew.

Saman RM13.5 bilion Puncak Niaga terhadap Abdul Khalid dibicara di Mahkamah Tinggi

Utusan Malaysia | Mahkamah Rayuan membenarkan rayuan Puncak Niaga terhadap bekas MB Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. Mahkamah berpendapat isu berhubung sekatan di bawah Akta Perlindungan Pihak Berkuasa Awam (PAPA) 1948 perlu ditentukan menerusi perbicaraan kerana ia melibatkan persoalan undang-undang yang penting. Edmund Bon mewakili Abdul Khalid.

After Federal Court win, Buddhist-raised Malaysian woman declared non-Muslim to take steps to have government records amended, says lawyer

Malay Mail | Rosliza Ibrahim started her legal bid back in 2015, filing an originating summons in the High Court to have official recognition that she is actually not a Muslim. Lawyers who had represented Rosliza included Michael Cheah Ern Tien. They had argued that the application form for Rosliza’s identity card cannot be considered as proof of her actual religion.

Seven NGOs latest to file lawsuit over Emergency

The Star | Bersih 2.0, Suara Rakyat Malaysia, Center for Independent Journalism, Aliran, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Pergerakan Tenaga Akademik Malaysia, and Save Rivers filed a suit through AmerBON, Advocates at the KL High Court over the emergency. The group was concerned that the Parliament has been unable to fulfil its constitutional role of debating and voting on the Emergency Ordinance.

Bersih, 6 other NGOs take PM to court over advice on emergency

Malaysiakini | Seven NGOs have instituted legal action on behalf of all Malaysians against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and the Malaysian government. They expressed concern about any PM or the executive being able to utilise the emergency proclamation without just cause, suspending Parliament and the judiciary in a single stroke. Lawyer Edmund Bon filed the originating summons at the KL High Court today.

Civil society groups file suit against govt on emergency

The Malaysian Insight | Seven civil society groups filed a public interest suit against the Prime Minister and the federal government, seeking a declaration that Article 150 (8) of the Federal Constitution and section 14 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 are unconstitutional. Lawyer Edmund Bon represented the groups.

Seven NGOs including Bersih 2.0 file suit on state of emergency

The Edge Markets | The NGOs filed the suit, represented by Messrs AmerBON, with the belief that the rule of law should be preserved and the spirit of the Federal Constitution adhered to. There should be a clear separation of powers between the executive, legislature and judiciary, and no one branch of government should subjugate the others.

After Agong’s remarks, lawyers say still Muhyiddin’s prerogative to choose when Parliament meets

Malay Mail | While Section 14(1)(b) of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 empowered the YDPA to convene Parliament, it does not suspend Article 40 of the Federal Constitution which requires him to act on the advice of the PM. Nevertheless, New Sin Yew urged the PM to reconvene Parliament as soon as possible given that most activities in the country are allowed to resume operations.

Should public officials file defamation suits?

BFM | Ding Jo-Ann and New Sin Yew warn that allowing public officials to sue for defamation, going against the common law Derbyshire principle, will have a chilling effect on the freedom of speech.

Court extends order against deportation of remaining Myanmar refugees

Malaysiakini | KL High Court Judge Mariana Yahya allowed the extension of the order until March 9 against the deportation of Myanmar nationals back to the country currently facing a military coup and deadly protests. Lawyer New Sin Yew, among others, is acting for Amnesty International and Asylum Access.

Ex-TH chairman Azeez’s employment at company does not constitute graft, argues defence

The Edge Markets | Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim is working for the company Menuju Asas Sdn Bhd, where he is an adviser and receives a monthly salary of RM10,000. Lawyer Amer Hamzah and his team are seeking to strike out Azeez’s criminal charges on three counts of bribery involving RM5.2 million, and nine counts of money laundering involving nearly RM140 million.

Charges against Azeez are in bad faith, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said the MACC officers arrested and detained Azeez for invesigations over Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) matters but he was later charged with something else.

NGOs seek court intervention to stop deportation of 1,200 to Myanmar

Malaysiakini | Amnesty International Malaysia and Asylum Access Malaysia filed a judicial review to stop the deportation of 1,200 people, including asylum seekers and refugees, back to Myanmar. They were represented by Ambiga Sreenevasan, Lim Wei Jiet and Gokul Radhakrishnan of Sreenevasan Advocates & Solicitors, and New Sin Yew of AmerBON.

Puncak Niaga’s suit against Khalid Ibrahim, Selangor government to go for full trial

The Sun Daily | Former Selangor MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Puncak Niaga’s action against him was an allegation of misfeasance in public office. He said he was not a public official under relevant laws such as the Government Proceedings Act 1956, Interpretation Act 1948 & 1967, Selangor State Constitution 1959, and the Federal Constitution. Edmund Bon appeared for Abdul Khalid.

Appeals Court allows Puncak Niaga to reinstate RM14b case against Khalid but not Azmin

The Edge Markets | Puncak Niaga sued three parties in November 2017 – two former Selangor MBs, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, and the Selangor government. In February 2018, the Shah Alam High Court struck out the suit against the three defendants but the Court of Appeal partially overruled the High Court judgment. Khalid was represented by counsel Edmund Bon and New Sin Yew.

Saman RM13.5 bilion Puncak Niaga terhadap Abdul Khalid dibicara di Mahkamah Tinggi

Utusan Malaysia | Mahkamah Rayuan membenarkan rayuan Puncak Niaga terhadap bekas MB Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim. Mahkamah berpendapat isu berhubung sekatan di bawah Akta Perlindungan Pihak Berkuasa Awam (PAPA) 1948 perlu ditentukan menerusi perbicaraan kerana ia melibatkan persoalan undang-undang yang penting. Edmund Bon mewakili Abdul Khalid.

After Federal Court win, Buddhist-raised Malaysian woman declared non-Muslim to take steps to have government records amended, says lawyer

Malay Mail | Rosliza Ibrahim started her legal bid back in 2015, filing an originating summons in the High Court to have official recognition that she is actually not a Muslim. Lawyers who had represented Rosliza included Michael Cheah Ern Tien. They had argued that the application form for Rosliza’s identity card cannot be considered as proof of her actual religion.

Seven NGOs latest to file lawsuit over Emergency

The Star | Bersih 2.0, Suara Rakyat Malaysia, Center for Independent Journalism, Aliran, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Pergerakan Tenaga Akademik Malaysia, and Save Rivers filed a suit through AmerBON, Advocates at the KL High Court over the emergency. The group was concerned that the Parliament has been unable to fulfil its constitutional role of debating and voting on the Emergency Ordinance.

Bersih, 6 other NGOs take PM to court over advice on emergency

Malaysiakini | Seven NGOs have instituted legal action on behalf of all Malaysians against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and the Malaysian government. They expressed concern about any PM or the executive being able to utilise the emergency proclamation without just cause, suspending Parliament and the judiciary in a single stroke. Lawyer Edmund Bon filed the originating summons at the KL High Court today.

Civil society groups file suit against govt on emergency

The Malaysian Insight | Seven civil society groups filed a public interest suit against the Prime Minister and the federal government, seeking a declaration that Article 150 (8) of the Federal Constitution and section 14 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 are unconstitutional. Lawyer Edmund Bon represented the groups.

Seven NGOs including Bersih 2.0 file suit on state of emergency

The Edge Markets | The NGOs filed the suit, represented by Messrs AmerBON, with the belief that the rule of law should be preserved and the spirit of the Federal Constitution adhered to. There should be a clear separation of powers between the executive, legislature and judiciary, and no one branch of government should subjugate the others.