Parliamentary reform is the permanent solution

BFM | The special parliamentary sitting was postponed for two weeks from July 29. New Sin Yew said the opposition cannot compel Parliament to sit because the Standing Orders do not allow for it. What transpired last week showed how subservient Parliament is to the government of the day and highlighted how weak the Parliament is as an institution that supposedly represents the rakyat’s views.

The brewing constitutional crisis explained

Malaysiakini | After days of tussling between the PM and the YDPA over the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances, lawyer New Sin Yew argued that Parliament should vote on them. If Parliament voted to annul the Ordinances, then they cease to have effect immediately, without having to wait six months for them to lapse.

Aker’s lawyer makes preliminary objection to cheating charge

The Edge Markets | Aker Engineering Malaysia’s manager was charged with making false representations under section 417 of the Penal Code. Amer Hamzah Arshad, appearing with S. Devanandan, made a preliminary objection regarding the validity of the charge. He also complained of not getting the trial documents from the prosecution as required under section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Mahkamah dengar hujah akhir kes bunuh Zulfarhan pada 29, 30 September

Astro Awani | Mahkamah Tinggi menetapkan akhir September untuk mendengar hujah di akhir kes pembelaan 18 penuntut UPNM yang didakwa membunuh, bersubahat membunuh dan mencederakan seorang Pegawai Kadet Laut UPNM. Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad mewakili tertuduh pertama dan kedua dan memaklumkan pihaknya telah memfailkan hujahan bertulis setebal 85 muka surat pada 15 Jun.

Heidy Quah charged with making offensive Facebook post

New Straits Times | The charge sheet stated that Refuge for the Refugees founder Heidy Quah had made an offensive posting with intent to insult. Counsel New Sin Yew pleaded for a lower bail, citing Heidy’s years of award-winning humanitarian work.

Refugee activist Heidy Quah charged in KL with internet misuse

Malay Mail | Refuge for the Refugees founder Heidy Quah was charged under section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for a Facebook post on alleged mistreatment of refugees at the Immigration detention centre. She was represented by lawyer New Sin Yew.

NGO founder charged over posting regarding immigration detention

Malaysiakini | Refuge for the Refugees founder Heidy Quah claimed trial to a charge of improper use of network facilities over her Facebook post on alleged mistreatment at detention centres. The former winner of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award was represented by New Sin Yew.

Can the police still issue up to RM10,000 compounds under ‘revoked’ Emergency Ordinances? Lawyers explain

Malay Mail | Lawyer New Sin Yew highlighted that the Emergency Ordinances were promulgated by the YDPA; the government could not have acted on its own to revoke the Ordinances. If the YDPA had revoked them, this needs to be published in the Gazette for the revocation to take effect. With only the law minister’s announcement, the authorities can still continue to use powers listed under the Ordinances.

Lawyer claims PN removed itself from power by ‘revoking’ ordinances

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew opined that emergency ordinances can only be revoked if the Agong revokes it and a gazette is published, or both Parliament houses vote to annul it. He questioned if the revocation was valid and if Takiyuddin “misled” the Dewan Rakyat with his announcement.

Emergency Ordinances revoked before Parliament

BFM | Lawyer New Sin Yew joined Prof Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin from the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), UKM, and Dr Kelvin Yii, MP for Bandar Kuching to weigh in on the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances.

Puncak Niaga pursuing RM13.5bil suit against ex-MB, state govt, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | Puncak Niaga’s suit will still be pursued four years after being filed. Edmund Bon, representing former Selangor MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, had submitted that the suit was time-barred, but the Federal Court ruled that this needed to be properly ventilated during trial. Michael Cheah explained that this suit was delayed awaiting the outcome of a Federal Court ruling on abuse of power in public office, involving former PM Najib Razak.

Aug 23 hearing for Undi18’s legal action on lowering voting age

Malaysiakini | On June 17, KL High Court judge Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid granted leave to 18 youths to commence legal action for the nationwide voting age to be lowered from 21 to 18. Today, counsel New Sin Yew said the full court hearing was set for Aug 23 at 9am.

Agong’s discretion: Don’t misconstrue law to fit desired outcome – lawyer

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew said PH should not misconstrue established legal principles to suit their desired outcome as that would set a bad precedent. Article 40(2) of the Federal Constitution provides for matters in which the YDPA may act in his discretion. Summoning of Parliament is not one such matter.

Legal experts: Parliament should debate ordinances before emergency expires

Malaysiakini | Under Article 150(7) of the Federal Constitution, emergency ordinances have a six-month expiry after the emergency ceases to be in force. Parliament has the power to keep or end the emergency. According to lawyer New Sin Yew, should Parliament vote down the emergency proclamation, this could be interpreted as a vote of no-confidence against the premier.

Kes saman RM13.5 bilion Puncak Niaga terhadap Khalid Ibrahim dibicarakan

Harian Metro | Mahkamah Persekutuan memerintahkan kes saman RM13.5 bilion yang difailkan Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd terhadap bekas MB Selangor Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dibicarakan di Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam. Hakim membuat keputusan itu selepas mendengar hujah peguam Gopal Sreenevasan yang mewakili Puncak Niaga manakala Edmund Bon Tai Soon mewakili Abdul Khalid.

Parliamentary reform is the permanent solution

BFM | The special parliamentary sitting was postponed for two weeks from July 29. New Sin Yew said the opposition cannot compel Parliament to sit because the Standing Orders do not allow for it. What transpired last week showed how subservient Parliament is to the government of the day and highlighted how weak the Parliament is as an institution that supposedly represents the rakyat’s views.

The brewing constitutional crisis explained

Malaysiakini | After days of tussling between the PM and the YDPA over the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances, lawyer New Sin Yew argued that Parliament should vote on them. If Parliament voted to annul the Ordinances, then they cease to have effect immediately, without having to wait six months for them to lapse.

Aker’s lawyer makes preliminary objection to cheating charge

The Edge Markets | Aker Engineering Malaysia’s manager was charged with making false representations under section 417 of the Penal Code. Amer Hamzah Arshad, appearing with S. Devanandan, made a preliminary objection regarding the validity of the charge. He also complained of not getting the trial documents from the prosecution as required under section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Mahkamah dengar hujah akhir kes bunuh Zulfarhan pada 29, 30 September

Astro Awani | Mahkamah Tinggi menetapkan akhir September untuk mendengar hujah di akhir kes pembelaan 18 penuntut UPNM yang didakwa membunuh, bersubahat membunuh dan mencederakan seorang Pegawai Kadet Laut UPNM. Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad mewakili tertuduh pertama dan kedua dan memaklumkan pihaknya telah memfailkan hujahan bertulis setebal 85 muka surat pada 15 Jun.

Heidy Quah charged with making offensive Facebook post

New Straits Times | The charge sheet stated that Refuge for the Refugees founder Heidy Quah had made an offensive posting with intent to insult. Counsel New Sin Yew pleaded for a lower bail, citing Heidy’s years of award-winning humanitarian work.

Refugee activist Heidy Quah charged in KL with internet misuse

Malay Mail | Refuge for the Refugees founder Heidy Quah was charged under section 233(1)(a) of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for a Facebook post on alleged mistreatment of refugees at the Immigration detention centre. She was represented by lawyer New Sin Yew.

NGO founder charged over posting regarding immigration detention

Malaysiakini | Refuge for the Refugees founder Heidy Quah claimed trial to a charge of improper use of network facilities over her Facebook post on alleged mistreatment at detention centres. The former winner of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award was represented by New Sin Yew.

Can the police still issue up to RM10,000 compounds under ‘revoked’ Emergency Ordinances? Lawyers explain

Malay Mail | Lawyer New Sin Yew highlighted that the Emergency Ordinances were promulgated by the YDPA; the government could not have acted on its own to revoke the Ordinances. If the YDPA had revoked them, this needs to be published in the Gazette for the revocation to take effect. With only the law minister’s announcement, the authorities can still continue to use powers listed under the Ordinances.

Lawyer claims PN removed itself from power by ‘revoking’ ordinances

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew opined that emergency ordinances can only be revoked if the Agong revokes it and a gazette is published, or both Parliament houses vote to annul it. He questioned if the revocation was valid and if Takiyuddin “misled” the Dewan Rakyat with his announcement.

Emergency Ordinances revoked before Parliament

BFM | Lawyer New Sin Yew joined Prof Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin from the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), UKM, and Dr Kelvin Yii, MP for Bandar Kuching to weigh in on the revocation of the Emergency Ordinances.

Puncak Niaga pursuing RM13.5bil suit against ex-MB, state govt, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | Puncak Niaga’s suit will still be pursued four years after being filed. Edmund Bon, representing former Selangor MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, had submitted that the suit was time-barred, but the Federal Court ruled that this needed to be properly ventilated during trial. Michael Cheah explained that this suit was delayed awaiting the outcome of a Federal Court ruling on abuse of power in public office, involving former PM Najib Razak.

Aug 23 hearing for Undi18’s legal action on lowering voting age

Malaysiakini | On June 17, KL High Court judge Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid granted leave to 18 youths to commence legal action for the nationwide voting age to be lowered from 21 to 18. Today, counsel New Sin Yew said the full court hearing was set for Aug 23 at 9am.

Agong’s discretion: Don’t misconstrue law to fit desired outcome – lawyer

Malaysiakini | Lawyer New Sin Yew said PH should not misconstrue established legal principles to suit their desired outcome as that would set a bad precedent. Article 40(2) of the Federal Constitution provides for matters in which the YDPA may act in his discretion. Summoning of Parliament is not one such matter.

Legal experts: Parliament should debate ordinances before emergency expires

Malaysiakini | Under Article 150(7) of the Federal Constitution, emergency ordinances have a six-month expiry after the emergency ceases to be in force. Parliament has the power to keep or end the emergency. According to lawyer New Sin Yew, should Parliament vote down the emergency proclamation, this could be interpreted as a vote of no-confidence against the premier.

Kes saman RM13.5 bilion Puncak Niaga terhadap Khalid Ibrahim dibicarakan

Harian Metro | Mahkamah Persekutuan memerintahkan kes saman RM13.5 bilion yang difailkan Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd terhadap bekas MB Selangor Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dibicarakan di Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam. Hakim membuat keputusan itu selepas mendengar hujah peguam Gopal Sreenevasan yang mewakili Puncak Niaga manakala Edmund Bon Tai Soon mewakili Abdul Khalid.