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Malaysiakini lodges police report

Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad explained that the Red Shirts had no legal right to insist on any explanation from Malaysiakini or any other organisation.

Born out of wedlock to a Muslim father, woman refuses to be subject to Shariah laws

“Her Constitutional right to religious freedom and disposition of property are all adversely affected. She cannot go to the Shariah court as, by law, she is not even a Muslim in the first place. Thus there is no question of leaving Islam.

“She won’t be able to get married to a person of her choice,” Rosliza’s lawyer, Aston Paiva, told Malay Mail Online yesterday.

Court directs ex-CEO and private college to settle suit

The High Court has asked a former chief executive officer, who is seeking protection as a whistleblower, and his ex-employer to try and resolve the lawsuit between them.

In his suit, Dr Syed Omar Syed Agil, 56, had asked the court for protection as a whistleblower for allegedly exposing the financial improprieties of his colleagues.

Court declares ban on Bersih yellow T-shirt ‘unreasonable’

Fellow steering committee member and lawyer, New Sin Yew, who appeared with lead counsel Edmund Bon in the case, said the decision today meant that police could not use the order by the home minister to arrest anyone possessing the yellow Bersih T-shirt.

7 Malaysian Human Rights Lawyers You Should Know

No stranger to headlines, Edmund has cemented himself as a staunch advocate of human rights in Malaysia. He is also a co-founder of LoyarBurok.com, a platform to fill the lacunae of political objectiveness in the mainstream media

Govt’s human rights moves ‘getting stuck’ with agencies

Malaysiakini | AICHR Malaysia representative Edmund Bon said since Malaysia’s last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in 2013, Wisma Putra had made recommendations that Malaysia should sign up to more human rights conventions, drop its reservations on the conventions that it has already signed, and improve its human rights standards. However, efforts are stalled at the level of implementing agencies. He also urged that AICHR be given a chance to improve human rights in Asean.

AmerBON, Advocates: Legal Mercenaries With a Conscience

AmerBON, Advocates: Legal Mercenaries With a Conscience

Office Parrots | Long-time lawyers Edmund Bon Tai Soon and Amer Hamzah bin Arshad never really felt like they fit in the corporate world of medium-sized commercial firms, with their penchant for eschewing the typical lawyer dress code and passion for pro bono legal work being frowned upon by certain elders. Sometimes branded by others as somewhat ‘dysfunctional’, in Edmund’s own words, they have found in each other a shared sense of justice, ideas, and complementary value systems and work ethics.