Politicians condemned for playing ‘civil service sabotage’ card

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon criticised political leaders for using “civil service sabotage” as an excuse for delays in reform. Speaking on Malaysian regulations on freedom of speech and expression at the “Countering Hate Speech and Intolerance in Malaysia: Implementing the Rabat Plan of Action and UN Resolution 16/18” conference, Edmund also said that instead of legislating against hate speech, it is better to enact a “positive” law on freedom of

Court of Appeal allows former Sabah CM to get passport back

The Edge Markets | Former Sabah CM Musa Aman, who is facing 51 charges for receiving bribes and money laundering, has been allowed by the Court of Appeal to retrieve his passport to resume medical treatment overseas. This was disclosed by his lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Apex court upholds union-busting findings against two banks

Malaysiakini | Following the decision by the director-general of industrial relations and subsequent rulings by the High Court in 2016 and the Court of Appeal in 2017, the Federal Court has upheld the findings that two banks “promoted” clerical staff to executives so that they would be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE). NUBE lawyer Edmund Bon said that this ground-breaking ruling would be applicable to all

Bank employees call for Bank Muamalat, Alliance Bank to be penalised for union-busting

Malay Mail | Following the decision by the director-general of industrial relations and subsequent rulings by the High Court in 2016 and the Court of Appeal in 2017, the Federal Court has upheld the findings that two banks “promoted” clerical staff to executives so that they would be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE). NUBE lawyer Edmund Bon said that this ground-breaking ruling would be applicable to

Court ruling shows banks promote staff to erode union power, says NUBE

Free Malaysia Today | Following the decision by the director-general of industrial relations and subsequent rulings by the High Court in 2016 and the Court of Appeal in 2017, the Federal Court has upheld the findings that two banks “promoted” clerical staff to executives so that they would be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE). NUBE lawyer Edmund Bon said that this ground-breaking ruling would be applicable

Life, death, and the in between

New Naratif | As Malaysia back-pedalled on abolishing the death penalty, the possibility of wrongful convictions remain, as in the case of Mainthan Arumugam who is on death row. Amer Hamzah and Joshua Tay, who submitted Mainthan’s review application to the Federal Court, shared their views.

Sg Kim Kim pollution: Tyre factory director pleads not guilty

New Straits Times | A tyre processing factory director pleaded not guilty at the Johor Bahru Session Court to a charge under section 34B(1)(a) of the Environmental Quality Act 1974, of conspiring to dump scheduled substances into Sungai Kim Kim. The prosecution did not offer bail but counsel Joshua Tay objected, saying another director was allowed bail.

Sg Kim Kim pollution: Another suspect charged

Malaysiakini | A non-executive director of a used tyre processing factory was charged with abetting three others to dispose scheduled wastes into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang. Sim Wei Der pleaded not guilty and was represented by lawyer Joshua Tay.

Review common law of scandalising the judiciary

Malaysiakini | Together with other organisations and individuals, New Sin Yew and Hoe Sue Lu endorsed this statement expressing concern on the conviction and heavy sentence against Arun Kasi for contempt of court.

Rulers open to prosecution since 1993, Rome Statute not to blame, forum told

Free Malaysia Today | Edmund Bon told a forum that it is misleading for certain quarters to claim the monarchs will lose their immunity if the government accedes to the Rome Statute. The privilege was already removed some 25 years ago, when the constitution was amended in 1993 to set up a special court to try rulers charged with committing crimes in a personal capacity.

Rulers’ immunity given away in 1994: lawyer

Malaysiakini | Malaysia had given away immunity for the country’s rulers when it signed the Genocide Convention in 1994, which says that all immunities are removed, including the immunities for the head of state and leaders, said human rights lawyer Edmund Bon. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was just an extension of the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Signing Rome Statute won’t affect King and Malay rulers, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | There was no reason to be fearful that the King might have to face the International Criminal Court (ICC). Edmund Bon explained that this is because, according to the Federal Constitution, the King who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces acts on the advice of the PM and the Cabinet.

Two of ‘ISA7’ file police report on Hamid Sultan’s affidavit

Malay Mail | Two men formerly convicted of illegal assembly while protesting in 2001 against the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 today lodged separate police reports over Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit. Michael Cheah and Joshua Tay represented the duo.

Dua lapor polis berhubung dakwaan campur tangan kehakiman

Malaysiakini | Peguam Michael Cheah berkata, siasatan lanjut diperlu terhadap dakwaan hakim Mahkamah Rayuan Hamid Sultan Abu Backer tentang salah laku badan kehakiman. Beliau merupakan satu-satunya hakim yang menentang keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan terhadap tujuh aktivis mahasiswa yang memfailkan rayuan atas hujah sama ada seksyen 27(5)(a) dan 27(2) Akta Polis 1967 bertentangan dengan Artikel 10(1)(b) Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang menjamin hak berhimpun.

Najib stays the courts

BFM | New Sin Yew discussed the context behind the Court of Appeal’s decision to allow former Prime Minister, Najib Razak to postpone his much anticipated trial.

Former sales manager pleads not guilty to insulting ex-Agong

Malaysiakini | Counsel New Sin Yew is representing Eric Liew Chee Ling, a former sales manager of a private company who was charged at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur today with sending insulting comments against the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, on his Facebook site last month.

Ringing up legal spend

Asia Business Law Journal | Corporate counsel around the region are keeping law firms on their toes with a demand for high quality and affordable legal advice, writes Vandana Chatlani.

Politicians condemned for playing ‘civil service sabotage’ card

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon criticised political leaders for using “civil service sabotage” as an excuse for delays in reform. Speaking on Malaysian regulations on freedom of speech and expression at the “Countering Hate Speech and Intolerance in Malaysia: Implementing the Rabat Plan of Action and UN Resolution 16/18” conference, Edmund also said that instead of legislating against hate speech, it is better to enact a “positive” law on freedom of

Court of Appeal allows former Sabah CM to get passport back

The Edge Markets | Former Sabah CM Musa Aman, who is facing 51 charges for receiving bribes and money laundering, has been allowed by the Court of Appeal to retrieve his passport to resume medical treatment overseas. This was disclosed by his lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Apex court upholds union-busting findings against two banks

Malaysiakini | Following the decision by the director-general of industrial relations and subsequent rulings by the High Court in 2016 and the Court of Appeal in 2017, the Federal Court has upheld the findings that two banks “promoted” clerical staff to executives so that they would be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE). NUBE lawyer Edmund Bon said that this ground-breaking ruling would be applicable to all

Bank employees call for Bank Muamalat, Alliance Bank to be penalised for union-busting

Malay Mail | Following the decision by the director-general of industrial relations and subsequent rulings by the High Court in 2016 and the Court of Appeal in 2017, the Federal Court has upheld the findings that two banks “promoted” clerical staff to executives so that they would be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE). NUBE lawyer Edmund Bon said that this ground-breaking ruling would be applicable to

Court ruling shows banks promote staff to erode union power, says NUBE

Free Malaysia Today | Following the decision by the director-general of industrial relations and subsequent rulings by the High Court in 2016 and the Court of Appeal in 2017, the Federal Court has upheld the findings that two banks “promoted” clerical staff to executives so that they would be excluded from the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE). NUBE lawyer Edmund Bon said that this ground-breaking ruling would be applicable

Life, death, and the in between

New Naratif | As Malaysia back-pedalled on abolishing the death penalty, the possibility of wrongful convictions remain, as in the case of Mainthan Arumugam who is on death row. Amer Hamzah and Joshua Tay, who submitted Mainthan’s review application to the Federal Court, shared their views.

Sg Kim Kim pollution: Tyre factory director pleads not guilty

New Straits Times | A tyre processing factory director pleaded not guilty at the Johor Bahru Session Court to a charge under section 34B(1)(a) of the Environmental Quality Act 1974, of conspiring to dump scheduled substances into Sungai Kim Kim. The prosecution did not offer bail but counsel Joshua Tay objected, saying another director was allowed bail.

Sg Kim Kim pollution: Another suspect charged

Malaysiakini | A non-executive director of a used tyre processing factory was charged with abetting three others to dispose scheduled wastes into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang. Sim Wei Der pleaded not guilty and was represented by lawyer Joshua Tay.

Review common law of scandalising the judiciary

Malaysiakini | Together with other organisations and individuals, New Sin Yew and Hoe Sue Lu endorsed this statement expressing concern on the conviction and heavy sentence against Arun Kasi for contempt of court.

Rulers open to prosecution since 1993, Rome Statute not to blame, forum told

Free Malaysia Today | Edmund Bon told a forum that it is misleading for certain quarters to claim the monarchs will lose their immunity if the government accedes to the Rome Statute. The privilege was already removed some 25 years ago, when the constitution was amended in 1993 to set up a special court to try rulers charged with committing crimes in a personal capacity.

Rulers’ immunity given away in 1994: lawyer

Malaysiakini | Malaysia had given away immunity for the country’s rulers when it signed the Genocide Convention in 1994, which says that all immunities are removed, including the immunities for the head of state and leaders, said human rights lawyer Edmund Bon. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was just an extension of the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Signing Rome Statute won’t affect King and Malay rulers, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | There was no reason to be fearful that the King might have to face the International Criminal Court (ICC). Edmund Bon explained that this is because, according to the Federal Constitution, the King who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces acts on the advice of the PM and the Cabinet.

Two of ‘ISA7’ file police report on Hamid Sultan’s affidavit

Malay Mail | Two men formerly convicted of illegal assembly while protesting in 2001 against the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 today lodged separate police reports over Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit. Michael Cheah and Joshua Tay represented the duo.

Dua lapor polis berhubung dakwaan campur tangan kehakiman

Malaysiakini | Peguam Michael Cheah berkata, siasatan lanjut diperlu terhadap dakwaan hakim Mahkamah Rayuan Hamid Sultan Abu Backer tentang salah laku badan kehakiman. Beliau merupakan satu-satunya hakim yang menentang keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan terhadap tujuh aktivis mahasiswa yang memfailkan rayuan atas hujah sama ada seksyen 27(5)(a) dan 27(2) Akta Polis 1967 bertentangan dengan Artikel 10(1)(b) Perlembagaan Persekutuan yang menjamin hak berhimpun.

Najib stays the courts

BFM | New Sin Yew discussed the context behind the Court of Appeal’s decision to allow former Prime Minister, Najib Razak to postpone his much anticipated trial.

Former sales manager pleads not guilty to insulting ex-Agong

Malaysiakini | Counsel New Sin Yew is representing Eric Liew Chee Ling, a former sales manager of a private company who was charged at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur today with sending insulting comments against the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, on his Facebook site last month.

Ringing up legal spend

Asia Business Law Journal | Corporate counsel around the region are keeping law firms on their toes with a demand for high quality and affordable legal advice, writes Vandana Chatlani.