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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: 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.

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.

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.

BN sues former members

BFM | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew shares his thoughts on anti-hopping laws and whether BN could sue its defectors.

Mahkamah benar Musa Aman dapatkan pasport bagi rawatan di London

Malaysiakini | Mahkamah Sesyen di Kuala Lumpur hari ini membenarkan permohonan bekas Ketua Menteri Sabah Tan Sri Musa Aman untuk mendapatkan pasport antarabangsanya dari mahkamah bagi mendapatkan rawatan di London. Musa Aman diwakili peguam Francis Ng Aik Guan dan Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Musa Aman asks for passport to be returned to continue treatment overseas

Malaysiakini | Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman has applied to get his passport released, citing the need to continue his medical treatment overseas. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad told the media that Musa Aman has to resume medical care which he had sought in London as well as in Singapore before he returned to Malaysia to facilitate investigation into his case.

Lens on death penalty

The Star | The impact and effect of the death penalty in Malaysia has long been debated, hence, when lawyers Seira Sacha Abu Bakar and Sherrie Razak heard about Mainthan’s case from their friend, human rights lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad who represented him for his second review application at the Federal Court, they knew straight away that they have to highlight his story in a documentary.

Lawyers: New EC chief Art Harun right man for the job

Malay Mail | Azhar Azizan @ Harun is the right person to lead the Election Commission (EC) and bring about electoral reforms as he is widely known for his integrity, his fellow lawyers have said. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that Azhar is someone who firmly believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and separation of powers.

The troubles of Tommy Thomas

BFM | Edmund Bon, Malaysian Representative of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) urged the government to separate the office of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor, and to be steadfast in implementing law reforms.

Division in the upper house

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on the functions of the House of Senate and possible reforms to keep it relevant.

Did Daim cross the line?

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on Tun Daim’s actions and what it meant for judicial independence.

Groups: ‘Drop Kadir’s charges’

The Star | Various groups are calling for the police to drop its sedition probe against veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin over his blogpost on the King’s expenses. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that the exchange of ideas was needed for the country to move forward and, inevitably, there would be discussions on sensitive issues but the sedition law deterred the public from having discourse on these.

I beg your pardon

BFM | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew walked us through the royal pardon process.

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: 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.

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.

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.

BN sues former members

BFM | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew shares his thoughts on anti-hopping laws and whether BN could sue its defectors.

Mahkamah benar Musa Aman dapatkan pasport bagi rawatan di London

Malaysiakini | Mahkamah Sesyen di Kuala Lumpur hari ini membenarkan permohonan bekas Ketua Menteri Sabah Tan Sri Musa Aman untuk mendapatkan pasport antarabangsanya dari mahkamah bagi mendapatkan rawatan di London. Musa Aman diwakili peguam Francis Ng Aik Guan dan Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Musa Aman asks for passport to be returned to continue treatment overseas

Malaysiakini | Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman has applied to get his passport released, citing the need to continue his medical treatment overseas. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad told the media that Musa Aman has to resume medical care which he had sought in London as well as in Singapore before he returned to Malaysia to facilitate investigation into his case.

Lens on death penalty

The Star | The impact and effect of the death penalty in Malaysia has long been debated, hence, when lawyers Seira Sacha Abu Bakar and Sherrie Razak heard about Mainthan’s case from their friend, human rights lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad who represented him for his second review application at the Federal Court, they knew straight away that they have to highlight his story in a documentary.

Lawyers: New EC chief Art Harun right man for the job

Malay Mail | Azhar Azizan @ Harun is the right person to lead the Election Commission (EC) and bring about electoral reforms as he is widely known for his integrity, his fellow lawyers have said. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that Azhar is someone who firmly believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and separation of powers.

The troubles of Tommy Thomas

BFM | Edmund Bon, Malaysian Representative of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) urged the government to separate the office of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor, and to be steadfast in implementing law reforms.

Division in the upper house

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on the functions of the House of Senate and possible reforms to keep it relevant.

Did Daim cross the line?

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on Tun Daim’s actions and what it meant for judicial independence.

Groups: ‘Drop Kadir’s charges’

The Star | Various groups are calling for the police to drop its sedition probe against veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin over his blogpost on the King’s expenses. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that the exchange of ideas was needed for the country to move forward and, inevitably, there would be discussions on sensitive issues but the sedition law deterred the public from having discourse on these.

I beg your pardon

BFM | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew walked us through the royal pardon process.