Making law accessible to ordinary folk

Malay Mail | Lawyer Edmund Bon sparked a storm in the legal fraternity when he proposed the radical idea of a do-it-yourself (DIY) law to empower ordinary people to buy property, get a divorce, or draft a will without necessarily relying on lawyers.

Mobile app to increase awareness and access to justice among Malaysians

Astro Awani | Lawyer Edmund Bon said at the International Malaysia Law Conference in Kuala Lumpur that having a mobile application that provides the “know-how” to prepare standard legal documents will help increase the public’s access to law. He also called for a change in “firm culture” and suggested that lawyers do five pro bono cases per year.

‘DIY law’ system will break our rice bowl, lawyers complain

Malay Mail | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon said his firm’s pro bono project hoped to launch templates for standard legal documents, to help the public handle certain legal work on their own. Criminal lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad cautioned that all criminal cases are not the same, and a lay person will not be able to appreciate the distinctions.

Lawyer Edmund Bon gives statement over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon gave his witness statement to the police under section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Representing Edmund, Amer Hamzah emphasised that he was simply giving his legal opinion based on the decision of the Federal Court. Edmund affirmed that they will continue fighting the Sedition Act as it is contrary to democratic principles.

Lawyer Bon asks police if he is witness or suspect in sedition probe

The Edge Markets | In a letter to the investigating officer, lawyer New Sin Yew asked whether Edmund Bon is being investigated as a suspect or witness over comments made in an article in The Malaysian Insider early this year. Amer Hamzah Arshad is expected to accompany Bon should the police question him.

Peguam Edmund Bon pula disiasat dakwaan menghasut

Astro Awani | Peguam Edmund Bon disiasat di bawah Akta Hasutan susulan kenyataannya mengenai kedudukan fatwa dalam sistem perundangan negara. Pasukan peguam yang mewakilinya termasuk Amer Hamzah dan New Sin Yew.

Sedition Act: Support pours in for lawyer Edmund Bon on Twitter

Astro Awani | Edmund Bon is currently being investigated for his statement that “non-Muslims are not subjected to fatwas or the Shariah court”. He appeared to be the third lawyer in recent times to be investigated under the Sedition Act 1948, after N. Surendran and Prof Dr Azmi Sharom.

Lawyer Edmund Bon called in over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon has been called up by police for sedition, joining the growing list of individuals caught in the sedition dragnet. According to New Sin Yew, the police report against Bon was lodged in Penang in relation to his comment that non-Muslims are not bound by a fatwa or royal decree as it is against their freedom of religion.

Edmund Bon investigated for sedition

The Star | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon is being investigated over an article on Islam and the royal institution. Lawyer Amer Hamzah will be representing him.

Lawyer Edmund Bon investigated over alleged seditious comment

The Edge Markets | The investigation centres on a news article published on 20 January 2014 where Edmund Bon was quoted as saying “decrees and fatwas cannot be used against non-Muslims because it violates their legal and religious rights”. Edmund joins a string of others being charged or investigated for sedition.

Lawyers argue over human rights and freedom of press

Human Rights In ASEAN | A heated discussion took place on Twitter between Malaysia’s legal eagles after the firm of Edmund Bon filed a suit against The Malaysian Insider on behalf of Selangor MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

In defence of Edmund Bon

LoyarBurok | Khabir Dhillon argued that Edmund Bon had no reason not to act for Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim in his defamation suit against The Malaysian Insider.

Selangor MB sues The Malaysian Insider over Bank Islam deal allegation

Malay Mail | Khalid Ibrahim filed a defamation suit against a local news portal for publishing two commentaries claiming he had partaken in a dubious out-of-court settlement with Bank Islam. The letter by law firm BON, Advocates said the articles had accused Khalid of reaching an out-of-court settlement through an illegal, unethical, immoral and corrupt method by using a “fixer”.

The ‘immorality’ of criminal defence lawyers

The Heat | Criminal defence lawyers have been labelled the bad guys for representing people who are charged with committing heinous crimes. The question they get asked most is “why do you defend people whom you know are guilty?” Two lawyers, Sreekant Pillai and Amer Hamzah Arshad explain their side of the story.

Bon to be a legal eagle

The Heat | As a young boy, Edmund Bon wanted to be an archaeologist or a fire fighter, but never in his wildest dream did he think he would take up legal practice. Today, the ‘accidental lawyer’ has matured into a strong proponent of human and constitutional rights in Malaysia.

Shaking up the legal profession

The Heat | The legal profession has always been seen as conservative and rigid. But one man is trying to change the public perception of lawyers by introducing progressive ideas to the decades-old line of work. Will it work in favour of clients? “We should be ready and embrace it rather than realise that by 2020, we are left behind,” Edmund Bon said.

Bukan Islam tidak perlu patuh kepada titah Diraja atau fatwa, kata peguam

The Malaysian Insider | Bukan Islam tidak boleh didakwa di Mahkamah Syariah. Jadi mana-mana fatwa daripada Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan tidak terpakai kepada bukan Islam, kata peguam Edmund Bon, seperti diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 2009 dalam kes Sulaiman Takrib lawan Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu; Kerajaan Malaysia (pencelah) & Kes Lain.

Non-Muslims not bound by royal decrees or fatwa on Islam, say lawyers

The Malaysian Insider | Constitutional experts say royal decrees and fatwa are not binding on non–Muslims whose religious rights are guaranteed under the Malaysia Agreement 1963. Edmund Bon pointed out that fatwa rulings or edicts were only applicable to Muslims as decided by a three-man Federal Court bench in 2009 in the case of Sulaiman Takrib.

Making law accessible to ordinary folk

Malay Mail | Lawyer Edmund Bon sparked a storm in the legal fraternity when he proposed the radical idea of a do-it-yourself (DIY) law to empower ordinary people to buy property, get a divorce, or draft a will without necessarily relying on lawyers.

Mobile app to increase awareness and access to justice among Malaysians

Astro Awani | Lawyer Edmund Bon said at the International Malaysia Law Conference in Kuala Lumpur that having a mobile application that provides the “know-how” to prepare standard legal documents will help increase the public’s access to law. He also called for a change in “firm culture” and suggested that lawyers do five pro bono cases per year.

‘DIY law’ system will break our rice bowl, lawyers complain

Malay Mail | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon said his firm’s pro bono project hoped to launch templates for standard legal documents, to help the public handle certain legal work on their own. Criminal lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad cautioned that all criminal cases are not the same, and a lay person will not be able to appreciate the distinctions.

Lawyer Edmund Bon gives statement over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon gave his witness statement to the police under section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Representing Edmund, Amer Hamzah emphasised that he was simply giving his legal opinion based on the decision of the Federal Court. Edmund affirmed that they will continue fighting the Sedition Act as it is contrary to democratic principles.

Lawyer Bon asks police if he is witness or suspect in sedition probe

The Edge Markets | In a letter to the investigating officer, lawyer New Sin Yew asked whether Edmund Bon is being investigated as a suspect or witness over comments made in an article in The Malaysian Insider early this year. Amer Hamzah Arshad is expected to accompany Bon should the police question him.

Peguam Edmund Bon pula disiasat dakwaan menghasut

Astro Awani | Peguam Edmund Bon disiasat di bawah Akta Hasutan susulan kenyataannya mengenai kedudukan fatwa dalam sistem perundangan negara. Pasukan peguam yang mewakilinya termasuk Amer Hamzah dan New Sin Yew.

Sedition Act: Support pours in for lawyer Edmund Bon on Twitter

Astro Awani | Edmund Bon is currently being investigated for his statement that “non-Muslims are not subjected to fatwas or the Shariah court”. He appeared to be the third lawyer in recent times to be investigated under the Sedition Act 1948, after N. Surendran and Prof Dr Azmi Sharom.

Lawyer Edmund Bon called in over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon has been called up by police for sedition, joining the growing list of individuals caught in the sedition dragnet. According to New Sin Yew, the police report against Bon was lodged in Penang in relation to his comment that non-Muslims are not bound by a fatwa or royal decree as it is against their freedom of religion.

Edmund Bon investigated for sedition

The Star | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon is being investigated over an article on Islam and the royal institution. Lawyer Amer Hamzah will be representing him.

Lawyer Edmund Bon investigated over alleged seditious comment

The Edge Markets | The investigation centres on a news article published on 20 January 2014 where Edmund Bon was quoted as saying “decrees and fatwas cannot be used against non-Muslims because it violates their legal and religious rights”. Edmund joins a string of others being charged or investigated for sedition.

Lawyers argue over human rights and freedom of press

Human Rights In ASEAN | A heated discussion took place on Twitter between Malaysia’s legal eagles after the firm of Edmund Bon filed a suit against The Malaysian Insider on behalf of Selangor MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

In defence of Edmund Bon

LoyarBurok | Khabir Dhillon argued that Edmund Bon had no reason not to act for Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim in his defamation suit against The Malaysian Insider.

Selangor MB sues The Malaysian Insider over Bank Islam deal allegation

Malay Mail | Khalid Ibrahim filed a defamation suit against a local news portal for publishing two commentaries claiming he had partaken in a dubious out-of-court settlement with Bank Islam. The letter by law firm BON, Advocates said the articles had accused Khalid of reaching an out-of-court settlement through an illegal, unethical, immoral and corrupt method by using a “fixer”.

The ‘immorality’ of criminal defence lawyers

The Heat | Criminal defence lawyers have been labelled the bad guys for representing people who are charged with committing heinous crimes. The question they get asked most is “why do you defend people whom you know are guilty?” Two lawyers, Sreekant Pillai and Amer Hamzah Arshad explain their side of the story.

Bon to be a legal eagle

The Heat | As a young boy, Edmund Bon wanted to be an archaeologist or a fire fighter, but never in his wildest dream did he think he would take up legal practice. Today, the ‘accidental lawyer’ has matured into a strong proponent of human and constitutional rights in Malaysia.

Shaking up the legal profession

The Heat | The legal profession has always been seen as conservative and rigid. But one man is trying to change the public perception of lawyers by introducing progressive ideas to the decades-old line of work. Will it work in favour of clients? “We should be ready and embrace it rather than realise that by 2020, we are left behind,” Edmund Bon said.

Bukan Islam tidak perlu patuh kepada titah Diraja atau fatwa, kata peguam

The Malaysian Insider | Bukan Islam tidak boleh didakwa di Mahkamah Syariah. Jadi mana-mana fatwa daripada Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan tidak terpakai kepada bukan Islam, kata peguam Edmund Bon, seperti diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 2009 dalam kes Sulaiman Takrib lawan Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu; Kerajaan Malaysia (pencelah) & Kes Lain.

Non-Muslims not bound by royal decrees or fatwa on Islam, say lawyers

The Malaysian Insider | Constitutional experts say royal decrees and fatwa are not binding on non–Muslims whose religious rights are guaranteed under the Malaysia Agreement 1963. Edmund Bon pointed out that fatwa rulings or edicts were only applicable to Muslims as decided by a three-man Federal Court bench in 2009 in the case of Sulaiman Takrib.