Win or lose, Malaysia is changing

ABC News | Whoever wins watershed national elections on Sunday, human rights lawyer and commentator Edmund Bon said, “the political landscape of Malaysia will never be the same again.” People are more aware and different acts of dissent have ignited the imagination of the youth for a new Malaysia.

Suaram lawyer: MP’s allegations false, baseless

Malaysiakini | Suaram’s lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad called Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong’s allegation, that he had furnished false information on the human rights NGO, “false and baseless”. Amer said he viewed Wee’s allegation as defamatory and tantamount to assassination of his personal character and reputation.

Explaining the science of activism

The Edge Markets | Edmund Bon has infused the citizens movement UndiMsia! with activism models developed by Gene Sharp and Bill Moyer. Sharp drew up a list of 198 methods of activism that have become a guide to successfully pressuring governments to change, while Moyer slotted the different types of activists into four categories — the reformer, rebel, social change agent, and citizen.

Edmund Bon: Bersih 2 is no Arab spring, but we do want clean and fair elections

AsiaNews | Edmund Bon, a lawyer of Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights and supporter of the Bersih 2.0, explains the significance of the demonstrations by more than 70 thousand people in Kuala Lumpur on 9 July — “cleaning” of the electoral register and a longer campaign period. But these small corrections seem to undermine the UMNO party, in power for 56 years. In 30 cities worldwide, demonstrations were

Berjalan Untuk Kebebasan

Pusat KOMAS | Lebih daripada 1,000 rakyat telah menyertai Berjalan untuk Kebebasan (Walk For Freedom) yang dianjurkan oleh Majlis Peguam Negara untuk membantah Rang Undang-Undang Perhimpunan Aman 2011. Edmund Bon adalah salah seorang penganjur demonstrasi ini.

Ribuan berhimpun bantah Bil Perhimpunan Aman

Malaysiakini | Laporan langsung semasa perarakan “Walk for Freedom” yang menyaksikan peguam-peguam berjalan sejauh kira-kira dua kilometer menuju ke bangunan Parlimen untuk meluahkan bantahan terhadap penggubalan Akta Perhimpunan Aman. Peguam Edmund Bon mengetuai orang ramai sambil melaungkan “Bebas, bebas, bebas himpun, bebas rakyat.”

Permohonan tiga remaja cabar penahanaan Ordinan Darurat disebut Disember

M Star | Peguam Edmund Bon yang mewakili tiga pemohon berkata pihaknya telah mengemukakan representasi kepada Kementerian Dalam Negeri agar penahanan mereka mengikut Ordinan Darurat dipertimbangkan semula. Pemohon didakwa mencuri lima buah motosikal yang bukanlah satu ancaman kepada keselamatan negara.

Habeas corpus hearing of PSM 6 put off

Malaysiakini | The kL High Court allowed the government’s application to adjourn hearing the habeas corpus applications of six PSM leaders. They have been held under the Emergency Ordinance since July 2. A team of almost 20 lawyers, including Edmund Bon, represented the detainees.

Counsel: PSM six not detained over Red links

The Star | Edmund Bon said the police had not “mentioned a single word” about communism, socialism or Chin Peng in their 37 affidavits served on Tuesday in reply to the habeas corpus application by the six PSM detainees.

Cops: PSM 6 detained due to ‘key role’ in Bersih

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon revealed that an affidavit filed by the police confirmed that the six Parti Sosialis Malaysia activists were detained under the Emergency Ordinance for their alleged roles in Bersih 2.0, and not for activities related to communism.

Govt will delay court process for EO six

Free Malaysia Today | The government will try to prolong the detention of six PSM members by causing delays in the court process, according to defence lawyer Edmund Bon.

‘PSM 6 detention parallels 2001 Reformasi crackdown’

Malaysiakini | The recent detention without trial of six members of PSM under the Emergency Ordinance was reminiscent of the arrests following the 1997-1998 Reformasi, with similar allegations of planning illegal rallies and possession of dangerous weapons, said lawyer Edmund Bon.

Lawyers for PSM six question cops’ conduct

The Star | Lawyers acting for the six PSM members detained were dissatisfied over certain procedures taken by the police. Edmund Bon said the police had videotaped the meetings whereas in the past, the police officer could not even be within hearing distance of the meeting.

Lawyers file application for release of PSM 6

Malaysiakini | Lawyers representing the PSM 6 detained under the Emergency Ordinance filed a habeas corpus application in the KL High Court seek their release. Edmund Bon, who managed to meet Sarasvathy and Sugumaran when they were brought to appear in another case, said they looked anguished.

PSM 6 denied access to lawyers for third time

Malaysiakini | The police have rejected the third attempt by lawyers to gain access to the six PSM activists detained under the Emergency Ordinance. Edmund Bon said lawyers will file habeas corpus applications tomorrow to have the detainees released, despite failing to get them to sign their respective affidavits.

PSM activists under EO still denied legal access

Malaysiakini | The six PSM members detained under the Emergency Ordinance last Saturday were not allowed to meet their counsels today. Edmund Bon said the police refused to give an immediate answer to lawyers’ demand to meet the detainees, and that a habeas corpus application will be filed.

Lima bekas penuntut universiti dapat kebenaran untuk merayu

M Star | Panel Mahkamah Rayuan akan menentukan satu persoalan undang-undang mengenai sama ada seksyen 27(2) dibaca bersama-sama seksyen 27(5) Akta Polis 1967 adalah batal kerana bercanggah dengan Perkara 10(1)(b) Perlembagaan Persekutuan mengenai hak berhimpun. Pihak tertuduh diwakili peguam Edmund Bon dan Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Win or lose, Malaysia is changing

ABC News | Whoever wins watershed national elections on Sunday, human rights lawyer and commentator Edmund Bon said, “the political landscape of Malaysia will never be the same again.” People are more aware and different acts of dissent have ignited the imagination of the youth for a new Malaysia.

Suaram lawyer: MP’s allegations false, baseless

Malaysiakini | Suaram’s lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad called Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong’s allegation, that he had furnished false information on the human rights NGO, “false and baseless”. Amer said he viewed Wee’s allegation as defamatory and tantamount to assassination of his personal character and reputation.

Explaining the science of activism

The Edge Markets | Edmund Bon has infused the citizens movement UndiMsia! with activism models developed by Gene Sharp and Bill Moyer. Sharp drew up a list of 198 methods of activism that have become a guide to successfully pressuring governments to change, while Moyer slotted the different types of activists into four categories — the reformer, rebel, social change agent, and citizen.

Edmund Bon: Bersih 2 is no Arab spring, but we do want clean and fair elections

AsiaNews | Edmund Bon, a lawyer of Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights and supporter of the Bersih 2.0, explains the significance of the demonstrations by more than 70 thousand people in Kuala Lumpur on 9 July — “cleaning” of the electoral register and a longer campaign period. But these small corrections seem to undermine the UMNO party, in power for 56 years. In 30 cities worldwide, demonstrations were

Berjalan Untuk Kebebasan

Pusat KOMAS | Lebih daripada 1,000 rakyat telah menyertai Berjalan untuk Kebebasan (Walk For Freedom) yang dianjurkan oleh Majlis Peguam Negara untuk membantah Rang Undang-Undang Perhimpunan Aman 2011. Edmund Bon adalah salah seorang penganjur demonstrasi ini.

Ribuan berhimpun bantah Bil Perhimpunan Aman

Malaysiakini | Laporan langsung semasa perarakan “Walk for Freedom” yang menyaksikan peguam-peguam berjalan sejauh kira-kira dua kilometer menuju ke bangunan Parlimen untuk meluahkan bantahan terhadap penggubalan Akta Perhimpunan Aman. Peguam Edmund Bon mengetuai orang ramai sambil melaungkan “Bebas, bebas, bebas himpun, bebas rakyat.”

Permohonan tiga remaja cabar penahanaan Ordinan Darurat disebut Disember

M Star | Peguam Edmund Bon yang mewakili tiga pemohon berkata pihaknya telah mengemukakan representasi kepada Kementerian Dalam Negeri agar penahanan mereka mengikut Ordinan Darurat dipertimbangkan semula. Pemohon didakwa mencuri lima buah motosikal yang bukanlah satu ancaman kepada keselamatan negara.

Habeas corpus hearing of PSM 6 put off

Malaysiakini | The kL High Court allowed the government’s application to adjourn hearing the habeas corpus applications of six PSM leaders. They have been held under the Emergency Ordinance since July 2. A team of almost 20 lawyers, including Edmund Bon, represented the detainees.

Counsel: PSM six not detained over Red links

The Star | Edmund Bon said the police had not “mentioned a single word” about communism, socialism or Chin Peng in their 37 affidavits served on Tuesday in reply to the habeas corpus application by the six PSM detainees.

Cops: PSM 6 detained due to ‘key role’ in Bersih

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon revealed that an affidavit filed by the police confirmed that the six Parti Sosialis Malaysia activists were detained under the Emergency Ordinance for their alleged roles in Bersih 2.0, and not for activities related to communism.

Govt will delay court process for EO six

Free Malaysia Today | The government will try to prolong the detention of six PSM members by causing delays in the court process, according to defence lawyer Edmund Bon.

‘PSM 6 detention parallels 2001 Reformasi crackdown’

Malaysiakini | The recent detention without trial of six members of PSM under the Emergency Ordinance was reminiscent of the arrests following the 1997-1998 Reformasi, with similar allegations of planning illegal rallies and possession of dangerous weapons, said lawyer Edmund Bon.

Lawyers for PSM six question cops’ conduct

The Star | Lawyers acting for the six PSM members detained were dissatisfied over certain procedures taken by the police. Edmund Bon said the police had videotaped the meetings whereas in the past, the police officer could not even be within hearing distance of the meeting.

Lawyers file application for release of PSM 6

Malaysiakini | Lawyers representing the PSM 6 detained under the Emergency Ordinance filed a habeas corpus application in the KL High Court seek their release. Edmund Bon, who managed to meet Sarasvathy and Sugumaran when they were brought to appear in another case, said they looked anguished.

PSM 6 denied access to lawyers for third time

Malaysiakini | The police have rejected the third attempt by lawyers to gain access to the six PSM activists detained under the Emergency Ordinance. Edmund Bon said lawyers will file habeas corpus applications tomorrow to have the detainees released, despite failing to get them to sign their respective affidavits.

PSM activists under EO still denied legal access

Malaysiakini | The six PSM members detained under the Emergency Ordinance last Saturday were not allowed to meet their counsels today. Edmund Bon said the police refused to give an immediate answer to lawyers’ demand to meet the detainees, and that a habeas corpus application will be filed.

Lima bekas penuntut universiti dapat kebenaran untuk merayu

M Star | Panel Mahkamah Rayuan akan menentukan satu persoalan undang-undang mengenai sama ada seksyen 27(2) dibaca bersama-sama seksyen 27(5) Akta Polis 1967 adalah batal kerana bercanggah dengan Perkara 10(1)(b) Perlembagaan Persekutuan mengenai hak berhimpun. Pihak tertuduh diwakili peguam Edmund Bon dan Amer Hamzah Arshad.