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Can (and should) Malaysia sue Indonesia over transboundary haze?

Malay Mail | A lawsuit against Indonesia at the International Court of Justice over open burning might not be feasible. Instead, lawyers call for a new law to hold companies and individuals accountable. Lawyer New Sin Yew urged Malaysia to enact a Transboundary Haze Pollution Act to go after perpetrators responsible for haze pollution in the country.

Task force to study alternative to death penalty; ex-CJ to lead

Malaysiakini | The government has set up a special task force to study an alternative sentence to the mandatory death penalty. The special task force will be chaired by a former chief justice and its membership will include human rights lawyer Edmund Bon.

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 expression

Court of Appeal allows former Sabah CM to get passport back

The Edge Markets | Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri 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.

Musa gets back his passport for overseas medical treatment

Free Malaysia Today | The Court of Appeal today allowed former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman’s bid to get his passport back temporarily to seek medical treatment overseas. Musa was represented by lawyers Ng Aik Guan and 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 other sectors and industries.

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 all other sectors and industries.

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 to all other sectors and industries.

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.

Can (and should) Malaysia sue Indonesia over transboundary haze?

Malay Mail | A lawsuit against Indonesia at the International Court of Justice over open burning might not be feasible. Instead, lawyers call for a new law to hold companies and individuals accountable. Lawyer New Sin Yew urged Malaysia to enact a Transboundary Haze Pollution Act to go after perpetrators responsible for haze pollution in the country.

Task force to study alternative to death penalty; ex-CJ to lead

Malaysiakini | The government has set up a special task force to study an alternative sentence to the mandatory death penalty. The special task force will be chaired by a former chief justice and its membership will include human rights lawyer Edmund Bon.

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 expression

Court of Appeal allows former Sabah CM to get passport back

The Edge Markets | Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri 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.

Musa gets back his passport for overseas medical treatment

Free Malaysia Today | The Court of Appeal today allowed former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman’s bid to get his passport back temporarily to seek medical treatment overseas. Musa was represented by lawyers Ng Aik Guan and 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 other sectors and industries.

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 all other sectors and industries.

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 to all other sectors and industries.

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.