Writer, publisher fail in bid to challenge ‘Gay is OK’ book ban

Free Malaysia Today | The Federal Court denied a writer and a publisher leave to appeal a ban on their book, stating that the duo had failed to satisfy the legal requirements in persuading the apex court to hear their appeal. They were represented by lawyers K. Shanmuga and Michael Cheah.

Lawyers pan Hadi’s ‘malicious’ remarks about judges

Malaysiakini | Several lawyers spoke up against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang for labelling judges as “unwise”. Lawyer New Sin Yew said it was malicious and plain wrong for the the Marang MP to call the judges unwise for doing their constitutional duty. The judges took the oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and that was precisely what they did.

Muhyiddin’s bid for DNAA of three remaining charges won’t proceed for now as court allows prosecution’s stay application

Malay Mail | The Sessions Court decided to grant the prosecution’s application to temporarily stay proceedings related to former PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to have his three remaining money-laundering charges set aside (since the predicate offences — four abuse of power charges — had already been struck out). Lawyers representing Muhyiddin are Chetan Jethwani, Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, Teh See Khoon, Siti Summaiyah Ahmad Jaafar, and Tang Jia Yearn.

Court grants stay of Muhyiddin’s bid to set aside money laundering charges

Free Malaysia Today | The Sessions Court granted a stay of Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to set aside three money laundering charges to allow for the disposal of the prosecution’s urgent appeal against the former PM’s earlier acquittal from four power abuse charges. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad asked the court to first hear Muhyiddin’s application to strike out the money laundering charges, but this was dismissed.

High Court quashes trafficking charge faced by couple

The Edge Malaysia | Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad submitted that a human trafficking charge against his clients should be quashed as the purported offence began from August 2004, before the ATIPSOM Act 2007 was formulated. This violated Article 7 of the Federal Constitution, which includes protection of citizens against retrospective criminal law.

Low ‘threatened’ to make my life a ‘living hell’ if I return home – Loo

New Straits Times | Jasmine Loo had everyone at the edge of their seats when she explained how she was threatened and instructed to remain abroad after the fall of the BN-led government in the 2018 GE. She sought legal advice as to how to secure safe passage to Malaysia in 2020, and in April 2021, her lawyer at AmerBON submitted a representation to the AGC offering her cooperation.

Jasmine Loo takes stand to testify against Najib in 1MDB-Tanore trial

The Edge Malaysia | Former 1MDB general counsel Jasmine Loo took the witness stand to testify in former PM Najib Razak’s 1MDB-Tanore trial at the High Court, under the watchful eyes of her lawyer Edmund Bon. She relayed how she joined 1MDB, her role in the investment with PetroSaudi International, and how Najib was involved.

Return our MM2H visas, pleads family of Bangladeshi politician

Free Malaysia Today | The family of the Bangladeshi politician who was released from detention pleaded with the government to reinstate their MM2H visas. They thanked the people of Malaysia for accepting their request for time to be resettled in a third country as they face a real danger to their lives if they return home. MA Quayum is represented by lawyer Edmund Bon.

Court allows temporary passport return for Muhyiddin’s Thai trip

Malaysiakini | Criminal court judge Azura Alwi allowed former PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s application to temporarily return his passport, which was impounded pending disposal of his money laundering case. The trip was not urgent, but the court has wide discretion to allow temporary passport release. It is not appropriate to prevent the applicant from continuing his life as he has not been convicted, she told Muhyiddin’s counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Muhyiddin gets his passport back for Bangkok trip

The Star | The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court heard from Muhyiddin’s lawyer, Amer Hamzah Arshad, who submitted that his client was not a flight risk and should be allowed his application to have his passport returned temporarily. According to Amer, the trip involved networking, which was part of a politician’s job.

Is the Pardons Board decision on Najib the Agong’s call?

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew concurred that former PM Najib Razak’s reduced sentence will not affect the his other cases. The court will have to take into account whether Najib is in prison or not when sentencing him, if found guilty. The new YDPA is not prohibited from further reducing or granting Najib a full pardon.

Immigration did not defy court order on Bangladeshi politician: Saifuddin

Malaysiakini | Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail denied that the Immigration Department violated a court order when signing an order to deport Bangladeshi opposition politician MA Quayum. The order was just part of a process practised by the department as his passport had been cancelled; it did not mean that Quayum would be returned to his home country immediately as the department is tied to a court order.

Hazani dilantik Ketua Pengarah Agensi Pintu Masuk dan Sempadan Malaysia

Malaysia Gazette | Peguam Quayum, Edmund Bon, memohon aku janji daripada JIM bagi membolehkan mereka menunggu keputusan permohonan habeas corpus ahli politik terbabit yang dijadual untuk didengar pada 5 April ini. Menteri KDN sudah menghubungi peguam Quayum bahawa JIM akan patuh proses mahkamah sehingga keputusan dibuat mengenai status beliau.

Immigration agrees not to deport Bangladeshi opposition politician Quayum for now

New Straits Times | Senior lawyer Edmund Bon said his client’s family in Bangladesh had received a letter from the Immigration Department dated Jan 24, stating that Quayum will be deported within two days. This contradicted the KL High Court’s decision on Jan 18 which granted a stay on a deportation order against Quayum pending a habeas corpus hearing scheduled for April 5.

Bangladeshi teen relieved politician dad won’t be deported

Malaysiakini | The KL High Court recorded an undertaking by the Immigration Department’s legal representative that it would not deport Bangladeshi opposition politician MA Quayum pending the disposal of his habeas corpus application, as sought by his lawyer Edmund Bon. Quayum’s daughter said deportation is a very big risk for her father.

JIM tak usir Quayum hingga permohonan habeas corpus didengar

Malaysiakini | Peguam Edmund Bon memberitahu hakim bahawa notis pengusiran JIM terhadap seorang pemimpin pembangkang Bangladesh boleh dianggap sebagai menghina mahkamah. Peguam memohon mahkamah mengarahkan JIM menarik balik notis pengusiran, atau membuat aku janji untuk tidak bertindak atas perintah pengusiran itu. Tegas Bon, kebimbangan itu bukanlah sesuatu yang remeh kerana sebelum ini pernah berlaku pengusiran individu oleh pihak berkuasa ketika permohonan pembebasan yang dikemukakan di mahkamah belum diputuskan.

Writer, publisher fail in bid to challenge ‘Gay is OK’ book ban

Free Malaysia Today | The Federal Court denied a writer and a publisher leave to appeal a ban on their book, stating that the duo had failed to satisfy the legal requirements in persuading the apex court to hear their appeal. They were represented by lawyers K. Shanmuga and Michael Cheah.

Lawyers pan Hadi’s ‘malicious’ remarks about judges

Malaysiakini | Several lawyers spoke up against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang for labelling judges as “unwise”. Lawyer New Sin Yew said it was malicious and plain wrong for the the Marang MP to call the judges unwise for doing their constitutional duty. The judges took the oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and that was precisely what they did.

Muhyiddin’s bid for DNAA of three remaining charges won’t proceed for now as court allows prosecution’s stay application

Malay Mail | The Sessions Court decided to grant the prosecution’s application to temporarily stay proceedings related to former PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to have his three remaining money-laundering charges set aside (since the predicate offences — four abuse of power charges — had already been struck out). Lawyers representing Muhyiddin are Chetan Jethwani, Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, Teh See Khoon, Siti Summaiyah Ahmad Jaafar, and Tang Jia Yearn.

Court grants stay of Muhyiddin’s bid to set aside money laundering charges

Free Malaysia Today | The Sessions Court granted a stay of Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to set aside three money laundering charges to allow for the disposal of the prosecution’s urgent appeal against the former PM’s earlier acquittal from four power abuse charges. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad asked the court to first hear Muhyiddin’s application to strike out the money laundering charges, but this was dismissed.

High Court quashes trafficking charge faced by couple

The Edge Malaysia | Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad submitted that a human trafficking charge against his clients should be quashed as the purported offence began from August 2004, before the ATIPSOM Act 2007 was formulated. This violated Article 7 of the Federal Constitution, which includes protection of citizens against retrospective criminal law.

Low ‘threatened’ to make my life a ‘living hell’ if I return home – Loo

New Straits Times | Jasmine Loo had everyone at the edge of their seats when she explained how she was threatened and instructed to remain abroad after the fall of the BN-led government in the 2018 GE. She sought legal advice as to how to secure safe passage to Malaysia in 2020, and in April 2021, her lawyer at AmerBON submitted a representation to the AGC offering her cooperation.

Jasmine Loo takes stand to testify against Najib in 1MDB-Tanore trial

The Edge Malaysia | Former 1MDB general counsel Jasmine Loo took the witness stand to testify in former PM Najib Razak’s 1MDB-Tanore trial at the High Court, under the watchful eyes of her lawyer Edmund Bon. She relayed how she joined 1MDB, her role in the investment with PetroSaudi International, and how Najib was involved.

Return our MM2H visas, pleads family of Bangladeshi politician

Free Malaysia Today | The family of the Bangladeshi politician who was released from detention pleaded with the government to reinstate their MM2H visas. They thanked the people of Malaysia for accepting their request for time to be resettled in a third country as they face a real danger to their lives if they return home. MA Quayum is represented by lawyer Edmund Bon.

Court allows temporary passport return for Muhyiddin’s Thai trip

Malaysiakini | Criminal court judge Azura Alwi allowed former PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s application to temporarily return his passport, which was impounded pending disposal of his money laundering case. The trip was not urgent, but the court has wide discretion to allow temporary passport release. It is not appropriate to prevent the applicant from continuing his life as he has not been convicted, she told Muhyiddin’s counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Muhyiddin gets his passport back for Bangkok trip

The Star | The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court heard from Muhyiddin’s lawyer, Amer Hamzah Arshad, who submitted that his client was not a flight risk and should be allowed his application to have his passport returned temporarily. According to Amer, the trip involved networking, which was part of a politician’s job.

Is the Pardons Board decision on Najib the Agong’s call?

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew concurred that former PM Najib Razak’s reduced sentence will not affect the his other cases. The court will have to take into account whether Najib is in prison or not when sentencing him, if found guilty. The new YDPA is not prohibited from further reducing or granting Najib a full pardon.

Immigration did not defy court order on Bangladeshi politician: Saifuddin

Malaysiakini | Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail denied that the Immigration Department violated a court order when signing an order to deport Bangladeshi opposition politician MA Quayum. The order was just part of a process practised by the department as his passport had been cancelled; it did not mean that Quayum would be returned to his home country immediately as the department is tied to a court order.

Hazani dilantik Ketua Pengarah Agensi Pintu Masuk dan Sempadan Malaysia

Malaysia Gazette | Peguam Quayum, Edmund Bon, memohon aku janji daripada JIM bagi membolehkan mereka menunggu keputusan permohonan habeas corpus ahli politik terbabit yang dijadual untuk didengar pada 5 April ini. Menteri KDN sudah menghubungi peguam Quayum bahawa JIM akan patuh proses mahkamah sehingga keputusan dibuat mengenai status beliau.

Immigration agrees not to deport Bangladeshi opposition politician Quayum for now

New Straits Times | Senior lawyer Edmund Bon said his client’s family in Bangladesh had received a letter from the Immigration Department dated Jan 24, stating that Quayum will be deported within two days. This contradicted the KL High Court’s decision on Jan 18 which granted a stay on a deportation order against Quayum pending a habeas corpus hearing scheduled for April 5.

Bangladeshi teen relieved politician dad won’t be deported

Malaysiakini | The KL High Court recorded an undertaking by the Immigration Department’s legal representative that it would not deport Bangladeshi opposition politician MA Quayum pending the disposal of his habeas corpus application, as sought by his lawyer Edmund Bon. Quayum’s daughter said deportation is a very big risk for her father.

JIM tak usir Quayum hingga permohonan habeas corpus didengar

Malaysiakini | Peguam Edmund Bon memberitahu hakim bahawa notis pengusiran JIM terhadap seorang pemimpin pembangkang Bangladesh boleh dianggap sebagai menghina mahkamah. Peguam memohon mahkamah mengarahkan JIM menarik balik notis pengusiran, atau membuat aku janji untuk tidak bertindak atas perintah pengusiran itu. Tegas Bon, kebimbangan itu bukanlah sesuatu yang remeh kerana sebelum ini pernah berlaku pengusiran individu oleh pihak berkuasa ketika permohonan pembebasan yang dikemukakan di mahkamah belum diputuskan.