Charges against ex-Tabung Haji chair defective, groundless, mala fide — lawyer

Malaysiakini | Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshard said the first charge under section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act was defective because it combines and involves four different projects in one charge. For the first to ninth amended charges for money laundering, the prosecution had failed to state in what form or how such money or proceeds were received by the applicant.

Ex-TH chairman Azeez’s employment at company does not constitute graft, argues defence

The Edge Markets | Baling MP Abdul Azeez was working for the company he was accused of taking a bribe from, receiving a monthly salary of RM10,000. Lawyer Amer Hamzah and his team sought to strike out Azeez’s criminal charges of three counts of bribery involving RM5.2 million, and nine counts of money laundering involving nearly RM140 million.

Charges against Azeez are in bad faith, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | In his submission to strike out the charges against former TH chairperson Abdul Azeez, lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said the MACC officers arrested and detained Azeez for investigations over TH matters but he was later charged with something else.

NGOs seek court intervention to stop deportation of 1,200 to Myanmar

Malaysiakini | Amnesty International Malaysia and Asylum Access Malaysia filed a judicial review to stop the deportation of 1,200 people, including asylum seekers and refugees, back to Myanmar. They were represented by Ambiga Sreenevasan, Lim Wei Jiet and Gokul Radhakrishnan of Sreenevasan Advocates & Solicitors, and New Sin Yew of AmerBON.

Para Tokoh ASEAN Kecam Kudeta Militer di Myanmar

Sindonews.com | Para mantan Perwakilan Komisi Antar Pemerintah ASEAN untuk Hak Asasi Manusia (AICHR), termasuk Edmund Bon dari Malaysia, menyeru Myanmar supaya mematuhi Piagam ASEAN yang termasuk prinsip-prinsip demokrasi, pemerintahan yang baik, dan perlindungan hak asasi manusia.

Puncak Niaga’s suit against Khalid Ibrahim, Selangor government to go for full trial

The Sun Daily | Former Selangor MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Puncak Niaga’s action against him was an allegation of misfeasance in public office. He said he was not a public official under relevant laws such as the Government Proceedings Act 1956, Interpretation Act 1948 & 1967, Selangor State Constitution 1959, and the Federal Constitution. Edmund Bon appeared for Abdul Khalid.

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, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and 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 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.

Charges against ex-Tabung Haji chair defective, groundless, mala fide — lawyer

Malaysiakini | Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshard said the first charge under section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act was defective because it combines and involves four different projects in one charge. For the first to ninth amended charges for money laundering, the prosecution had failed to state in what form or how such money or proceeds were received by the applicant.

Ex-TH chairman Azeez’s employment at company does not constitute graft, argues defence

The Edge Markets | Baling MP Abdul Azeez was working for the company he was accused of taking a bribe from, receiving a monthly salary of RM10,000. Lawyer Amer Hamzah and his team sought to strike out Azeez’s criminal charges of three counts of bribery involving RM5.2 million, and nine counts of money laundering involving nearly RM140 million.

Charges against Azeez are in bad faith, says lawyer

Free Malaysia Today | In his submission to strike out the charges against former TH chairperson Abdul Azeez, lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said the MACC officers arrested and detained Azeez for investigations over TH matters but he was later charged with something else.

NGOs seek court intervention to stop deportation of 1,200 to Myanmar

Malaysiakini | Amnesty International Malaysia and Asylum Access Malaysia filed a judicial review to stop the deportation of 1,200 people, including asylum seekers and refugees, back to Myanmar. They were represented by Ambiga Sreenevasan, Lim Wei Jiet and Gokul Radhakrishnan of Sreenevasan Advocates & Solicitors, and New Sin Yew of AmerBON.

Para Tokoh ASEAN Kecam Kudeta Militer di Myanmar

Sindonews.com | Para mantan Perwakilan Komisi Antar Pemerintah ASEAN untuk Hak Asasi Manusia (AICHR), termasuk Edmund Bon dari Malaysia, menyeru Myanmar supaya mematuhi Piagam ASEAN yang termasuk prinsip-prinsip demokrasi, pemerintahan yang baik, dan perlindungan hak asasi manusia.

Puncak Niaga’s suit against Khalid Ibrahim, Selangor government to go for full trial

The Sun Daily | Former Selangor MB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Puncak Niaga’s action against him was an allegation of misfeasance in public office. He said he was not a public official under relevant laws such as the Government Proceedings Act 1956, Interpretation Act 1948 & 1967, Selangor State Constitution 1959, and the Federal Constitution. Edmund Bon appeared for Abdul Khalid.

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, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and 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 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.