Malaysia court halts deportation of ex-Ambassador Khairuzzaman to Dhaka

The Daily Star | Former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohammed Khairuzzaman’s wife contended that his arrest was politically motivated by the Bangladesh government. His legal team including lawyer Edmund Bon said Khairuzzaman’s detention was unlawful as he was a political asylum seeker with a UNHCR card and had not committed any immigration violations.

Malaysia HC halts deportation of former Bangladeshi diplomat Khairuzzaman

The Business Standard | Lawyer of former Bangladeshi High Commissioner, Edmund Bon, brought up the issue of immigration officers deporting Myanmar detainees last year, despite a court order barring the government from doing so. “I hope the immigration (department) doesn’t take matters into their own hands,” Edmund said.

Court grants interim stay on former Bangladeshi diplomat’s deportation

The Edge Markets | Counsel Edmund Bon, whose firm Messrs AmerBON filed a habeas corpus application to free the former Bangladeshi diplomat from detention, told the High Court that the lawyers did not have access to the detained man and that his family who are in the US were concerned over his safety.

Court orders immigration dept to halt deportation of ex-Bangladeshi envoy

Free Malaysia Today | In granting former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s application for an interim order against deportation, High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said: “I don’t want to hear that he has been deported against this court order that I have granted.” Khairuzzaman’s lawyer, Edmund Bon, had brought up the deportation of Myanmar detainees last year despite a court order.

Court order prevents ex-Bangladesh diplomat’s deportation

Malaysiakini | Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan allowed Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s interim stay application against deportation following lawyer Edmund Bon saying there was a risk of his client being deported at any time. Khairuzzaman allegedly faced persecution in Bangladesh, and was arrested by Malaysian police despite being a recognised UNHCR refugee.

The political and social context of the Federal Constitution

BFM | The CJ said in a speech that while a judge must remain apolitical when interpreting the Federal Constitution, they cannot afford to ignore politics; there is a difference between politics and political context. New Sin Yew gave his views on what this means, drawing from quotes by constitution expert Prof Shad Saleem Faruqi and author Lewis Carroll.

Pembabitan anak jutawan sertai MUDA curi tumpuan

Malaysiakini | Penglibatan anak jutawan Dian Lee dalam MUDA telah mencetuskan perdebatan di media sosial. Setiausaha Agung MUDA Amira Aisya membalas, “Lazimnya, saya kagum terhadap mereka yang berkebolehan dalam MUDA tanpa ambil kira latar belakang mereka. Dian, Dr Thanussha, Afiqah Zulkifli, Beatrice Chin, Cikgu Ayu, dan ramai lagi wanita berkebolehan dalam MUDA. Saya bangga dapat bersama mereka.”

Divided views over tycoon’s daughter’s involvement in MUDA

Malaysiakini | In response to criticism over the membership of Dian Lee, daughter of property tycoon Lee Kim Yew, in newly-formed youth-based political party MUDA, Secretary-General Amira Aisya Abd Aziz expressed her pride in working alongside all the capable women in the party, including Dian Lee, Dr Thanussha, Afiqah Zulkifli, Beatrice Chin, and Cikgu Ayu.

Feb 22 decision for legal challenge against ‘Gay is OK’ book ban

Malaysiakini | Counsel Michael Cheah Ern Tien confirmed that the KL High Court has fixed Feb 22 for a decision on the judicial review bid by Ngeo Boon Lin and Gerakbudaya Enterprise over a book ban. The book’s author and publisher contended that the ban was irrational as there have been no untoward incidents since its publication eight years ago.

Aker director claims trial to using forged document to procure renewal licence

The Edge Markets | The accused is charged under section 471 of the Penal Code, punishable under section 465, for using a forged document to procure a renewal licence from Petronas. Amer Hamzah told the court the charge was bad in law and groundless, and said the defence will make a preliminary objection on the charge.

Peserta nyalaan lilin kenang korban COVID-19 saman polis

Malaysiakini | Asraf Sharafi, jurucakap Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) berkata, “Saya telah melihat bagaimana peserta diheret, ditengking dan didera oleh pihak polis pada malam itu… tindak balas kerajaan bukanlah untuk mengerti dan menyelesaikan masalah rakyat tapi untuk mendiamkan tangisan mereka.” Plaintif diwakili oleh peguam New Sin Yew.

Cops sued over ‘wrongful’ arrests at COVID-19 vigil in August

Malaysiakini | 16 participants arrested during a candlelight vigil have filed a civil suit against the police. Their lawyer, New Sin Yew, explained that the plaintiffs are seeking a court declaration that their rights under Articles 5, 8, 9 and 10 of the Federal Constitution were violated. The participants were seen dragged, scolded, and abused by the police that night.

#Lawan organisers sue Putrajaya, police over arrests at COVID-19 candlelight vigil

Malay Mail | Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) filed a lawsuit against the Malaysian government and police over the arrest of 16 youths at a COVID-19 candlelight vigil. Lawyer New Sin Yew said the police’s behaviour showed clear abuse of power and wanton disregard of fundamental rights, while SSR emphasised that democratic spaces to show dissent or solidarity must not be shut down.

Act 342’s new penalty limits: Can a tier system prevent Malaysians from being punished disproportionately or excessively?

Malay Mail | The Health Ministry has proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act. Lawyer New Sin Yew was concerned that the amendments do not distinguish between breaches, e.g. forgetting to wear a face mask and throwing a party during lockdown. He proposed adding a Schedule with a scale and mitigating factors to guide authorities.

Roadblock in Najib’s GE15 comeback

Malaysiakini | Despite losing his appeal over his guilty verdict, former PM Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election at GE15; he said the terms of disqualification were “subject to interpretation”. New Sin Yew explained that while Article 48(4) of the Federal Constitution allows for convicted MPs to continue to serve in Parliament pending appeal, Article 48(5) states that Clause (4) does not apply for elections.

Timbalan Presiden Aker Engineering dilepas tanpa dibebaskan

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Lumpur membenarkan bantahan awal berhubung pertuduhan terhadap Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzzaman yang didakwa cacat dan tidak terperinci. Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad berkata bantahan awal difailkan selepas Jabatan Peguam Negara menolak representasi yang dikemukakan untuk menggugurkan pertuduhan tersebut.

Aker Engineering manager given discharge not amounting to acquittal for cheating charge

The Edge Markets | An Aker Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd manager was initially charged under section 417 of the Penal Code for cheating Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd. The Sessions Court granted a DNAA, agreeing that the charge was vague and does not fulfil the provisions under section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The manager was represented by Amer Hamzah Arshad, Michael Cheah, and Joshua Tay.

Malaysia court halts deportation of ex-Ambassador Khairuzzaman to Dhaka

The Daily Star | Former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohammed Khairuzzaman’s wife contended that his arrest was politically motivated by the Bangladesh government. His legal team including lawyer Edmund Bon said Khairuzzaman’s detention was unlawful as he was a political asylum seeker with a UNHCR card and had not committed any immigration violations.

Malaysia HC halts deportation of former Bangladeshi diplomat Khairuzzaman

The Business Standard | Lawyer of former Bangladeshi High Commissioner, Edmund Bon, brought up the issue of immigration officers deporting Myanmar detainees last year, despite a court order barring the government from doing so. “I hope the immigration (department) doesn’t take matters into their own hands,” Edmund said.

Court grants interim stay on former Bangladeshi diplomat’s deportation

The Edge Markets | Counsel Edmund Bon, whose firm Messrs AmerBON filed a habeas corpus application to free the former Bangladeshi diplomat from detention, told the High Court that the lawyers did not have access to the detained man and that his family who are in the US were concerned over his safety.

Court orders immigration dept to halt deportation of ex-Bangladeshi envoy

Free Malaysia Today | In granting former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s application for an interim order against deportation, High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said: “I don’t want to hear that he has been deported against this court order that I have granted.” Khairuzzaman’s lawyer, Edmund Bon, had brought up the deportation of Myanmar detainees last year despite a court order.

Court order prevents ex-Bangladesh diplomat’s deportation

Malaysiakini | Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan allowed Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s interim stay application against deportation following lawyer Edmund Bon saying there was a risk of his client being deported at any time. Khairuzzaman allegedly faced persecution in Bangladesh, and was arrested by Malaysian police despite being a recognised UNHCR refugee.

The political and social context of the Federal Constitution

BFM | The CJ said in a speech that while a judge must remain apolitical when interpreting the Federal Constitution, they cannot afford to ignore politics; there is a difference between politics and political context. New Sin Yew gave his views on what this means, drawing from quotes by constitution expert Prof Shad Saleem Faruqi and author Lewis Carroll.

Pembabitan anak jutawan sertai MUDA curi tumpuan

Malaysiakini | Penglibatan anak jutawan Dian Lee dalam MUDA telah mencetuskan perdebatan di media sosial. Setiausaha Agung MUDA Amira Aisya membalas, “Lazimnya, saya kagum terhadap mereka yang berkebolehan dalam MUDA tanpa ambil kira latar belakang mereka. Dian, Dr Thanussha, Afiqah Zulkifli, Beatrice Chin, Cikgu Ayu, dan ramai lagi wanita berkebolehan dalam MUDA. Saya bangga dapat bersama mereka.”

Divided views over tycoon’s daughter’s involvement in MUDA

Malaysiakini | In response to criticism over the membership of Dian Lee, daughter of property tycoon Lee Kim Yew, in newly-formed youth-based political party MUDA, Secretary-General Amira Aisya Abd Aziz expressed her pride in working alongside all the capable women in the party, including Dian Lee, Dr Thanussha, Afiqah Zulkifli, Beatrice Chin, and Cikgu Ayu.

Feb 22 decision for legal challenge against ‘Gay is OK’ book ban

Malaysiakini | Counsel Michael Cheah Ern Tien confirmed that the KL High Court has fixed Feb 22 for a decision on the judicial review bid by Ngeo Boon Lin and Gerakbudaya Enterprise over a book ban. The book’s author and publisher contended that the ban was irrational as there have been no untoward incidents since its publication eight years ago.

Aker director claims trial to using forged document to procure renewal licence

The Edge Markets | The accused is charged under section 471 of the Penal Code, punishable under section 465, for using a forged document to procure a renewal licence from Petronas. Amer Hamzah told the court the charge was bad in law and groundless, and said the defence will make a preliminary objection on the charge.

Peserta nyalaan lilin kenang korban COVID-19 saman polis

Malaysiakini | Asraf Sharafi, jurucakap Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) berkata, “Saya telah melihat bagaimana peserta diheret, ditengking dan didera oleh pihak polis pada malam itu… tindak balas kerajaan bukanlah untuk mengerti dan menyelesaikan masalah rakyat tapi untuk mendiamkan tangisan mereka.” Plaintif diwakili oleh peguam New Sin Yew.

Cops sued over ‘wrongful’ arrests at COVID-19 vigil in August

Malaysiakini | 16 participants arrested during a candlelight vigil have filed a civil suit against the police. Their lawyer, New Sin Yew, explained that the plaintiffs are seeking a court declaration that their rights under Articles 5, 8, 9 and 10 of the Federal Constitution were violated. The participants were seen dragged, scolded, and abused by the police that night.

#Lawan organisers sue Putrajaya, police over arrests at COVID-19 candlelight vigil

Malay Mail | Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) filed a lawsuit against the Malaysian government and police over the arrest of 16 youths at a COVID-19 candlelight vigil. Lawyer New Sin Yew said the police’s behaviour showed clear abuse of power and wanton disregard of fundamental rights, while SSR emphasised that democratic spaces to show dissent or solidarity must not be shut down.

Act 342’s new penalty limits: Can a tier system prevent Malaysians from being punished disproportionately or excessively?

Malay Mail | The Health Ministry has proposed amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act. Lawyer New Sin Yew was concerned that the amendments do not distinguish between breaches, e.g. forgetting to wear a face mask and throwing a party during lockdown. He proposed adding a Schedule with a scale and mitigating factors to guide authorities.

Roadblock in Najib’s GE15 comeback

Malaysiakini | Despite losing his appeal over his guilty verdict, former PM Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election at GE15; he said the terms of disqualification were “subject to interpretation”. New Sin Yew explained that while Article 48(4) of the Federal Constitution allows for convicted MPs to continue to serve in Parliament pending appeal, Article 48(5) states that Clause (4) does not apply for elections.

Timbalan Presiden Aker Engineering dilepas tanpa dibebaskan

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Sesyen Kuala Lumpur membenarkan bantahan awal berhubung pertuduhan terhadap Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzzaman yang didakwa cacat dan tidak terperinci. Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad berkata bantahan awal difailkan selepas Jabatan Peguam Negara menolak representasi yang dikemukakan untuk menggugurkan pertuduhan tersebut.

Aker Engineering manager given discharge not amounting to acquittal for cheating charge

The Edge Markets | An Aker Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd manager was initially charged under section 417 of the Penal Code for cheating Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd. The Sessions Court granted a DNAA, agreeing that the charge was vague and does not fulfil the provisions under section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The manager was represented by Amer Hamzah Arshad, Michael Cheah, and Joshua Tay.