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.

NGOs file suit questioning emergency

Free Malaysia Today | A public interest suit was filed by seven NGOs through Messrs AmerBON. “The loss of such checks and balances in our parliamentary democracy would have long-term irrevocable impact that could ruin our country, as an unchecked government could turn draconian and kleptocratic,” said Bersih 2.0 chairman Thomas Fann, commenting on the Emergency Ordinance.

After Anwar and Dr M loyalist, NGOs mount court challenge against Emergency

Malay Mail | Constitutional lawyer Edmund Bon said that this suit differed from others because it raises questions on the Emergency Ordinance which appears to circumvent constitutional safeguards by suspending the Parliament. This affects the work of groups fighting for reform such as Bersih 2.0 as they are unable to access and seek recourse at parliamentary sittings.

Lawyers worry over expanded ‘draconian’ govt powers

Malaysiakini | The Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 takes away elections in Malaysia indefinitely, suspends Parliament and State Legislatures, and gives the government wide powers to acquire private property, critiqued lawyer New Sin Yew. This is no democracy.

A 101 on Emergency 2021

BFM | Article 150(1) of the Federal Constitution provides for a proclamation of emergency if security, economic life, or public order in the country is threatened. New Sin Yew mused that an emergency would not stop the spread of a pandemic; the coronavirus would not run away. He explained the suspension of Parliament, safeguards in Article 150(3), the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and what dissatisfied citizens can do when democracy has been put on lockdown.

No check on PM’s powers as Parliament suspended – lawyers

Malaysiakini | Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Dewan Rakyat sittings are suspended during the emergency. According to constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew, this amounted to a disappearance of checks and balances on the actions of the government.

Court to decide if members of Ahmadiyya are Muslims

Free Malaysia Today | The High Court fixed 19 March to determine whether 39 individuals who professed the Ahmadiyya belief are Muslims by original faith or otherwise, which would decide whether the religious court had authority over them. In 2018, the High Court ruled that JAIS had no jurisdiction over the Ahmadiyya community. Lawyer Michael Cheah represented the individuals.

Federal Court reserves decision in appeal by ex staff of former Selangor MB

The Sun Daily | Lawyers Edmund Bon and New Sin Yew represented seven former staff of MBI Selangor in their appeal to the Federal Court. Edmund argued, because the MB was the sole legal entity under MBI Selangor, the MB did not need to seek approval from the board of directors for VSS payments made to the staff.

Art Harun stays as speaker, Mahathir’s suit dismissed

Malaysiakini | The High Court ruled that Article 63(1) of the Federal Constitution prevents the court from examining the validity of Parliament proceedings on the removal and appointment of the speaker and deputy speaker. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad commended the court for a lengthy and clear judgment.

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.

NGOs file suit questioning emergency

Free Malaysia Today | A public interest suit was filed by seven NGOs through Messrs AmerBON. “The loss of such checks and balances in our parliamentary democracy would have long-term irrevocable impact that could ruin our country, as an unchecked government could turn draconian and kleptocratic,” said Bersih 2.0 chairman Thomas Fann, commenting on the Emergency Ordinance.

After Anwar and Dr M loyalist, NGOs mount court challenge against Emergency

Malay Mail | Constitutional lawyer Edmund Bon said that this suit differed from others because it raises questions on the Emergency Ordinance which appears to circumvent constitutional safeguards by suspending the Parliament. This affects the work of groups fighting for reform such as Bersih 2.0 as they are unable to access and seek recourse at parliamentary sittings.

Lawyers worry over expanded ‘draconian’ govt powers

Malaysiakini | The Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 takes away elections in Malaysia indefinitely, suspends Parliament and State Legislatures, and gives the government wide powers to acquire private property, critiqued lawyer New Sin Yew. This is no democracy.

A 101 on Emergency 2021

BFM | Article 150(1) of the Federal Constitution provides for a proclamation of emergency if security, economic life, or public order in the country is threatened. New Sin Yew mused that an emergency would not stop the spread of a pandemic; the coronavirus would not run away. He explained the suspension of Parliament, safeguards in Article 150(3), the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and what dissatisfied citizens can do when democracy has been put on lockdown.

No check on PM’s powers as Parliament suspended – lawyers

Malaysiakini | Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Dewan Rakyat sittings are suspended during the emergency. According to constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew, this amounted to a disappearance of checks and balances on the actions of the government.

Court to decide if members of Ahmadiyya are Muslims

Free Malaysia Today | The High Court fixed 19 March to determine whether 39 individuals who professed the Ahmadiyya belief are Muslims by original faith or otherwise, which would decide whether the religious court had authority over them. In 2018, the High Court ruled that JAIS had no jurisdiction over the Ahmadiyya community. Lawyer Michael Cheah represented the individuals.

Federal Court reserves decision in appeal by ex staff of former Selangor MB

The Sun Daily | Lawyers Edmund Bon and New Sin Yew represented seven former staff of MBI Selangor in their appeal to the Federal Court. Edmund argued, because the MB was the sole legal entity under MBI Selangor, the MB did not need to seek approval from the board of directors for VSS payments made to the staff.

Art Harun stays as speaker, Mahathir’s suit dismissed

Malaysiakini | The High Court ruled that Article 63(1) of the Federal Constitution prevents the court from examining the validity of Parliament proceedings on the removal and appointment of the speaker and deputy speaker. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad commended the court for a lengthy and clear judgment.