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, 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.

Getting to grips on the 40pc

Getting to grips on the 40pc

Daily Express | When Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman presented the Sabah Constitutional Financial Rights in a Memorandum of Claims to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pertaining to the State’s 40 per cent constitutional entitlement to net Federal revenue derived from Sabah recently, West Malaysian lawyer Edmond Bon of Bon Advocates that drafted, detailed and presented the claims at seminars was seen in the company of Anifah’s entourage to meet the Premier on the matter.

Berjalan Untuk Kebebasan

Pusat KOMAS | Lebih daripada 1,000 rakyat telah menyertai Berjalan untuk Kebebasan (“Walk For Freedom”) yang dianjurkan oleh Majlis Peguam Negara untuk membantah Rang Undang-Undang Kebebasan Berkumpul. Edmund Bon, salah seorang penganjur, berkata, “Kami telah menunjukkan bahawa rang undang-undang tidak diperlukan, kerana rakyat Malaysia dapat berkumpul secara aman.”

When Lawyers Walk

Pusat KOMAS | The Malaysian Bar went on a “Walk of Justice” over the video clip showing a prominent lawyer purportedly brokering the appointment of judges with a senior judge. The march was organised by the then Deputy Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Malaysian Bar, Amer Hamzah Arshad, and the then Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Edmund Bon Tai Soon, among others.

Walk for Justice: “When lawyers walk, something must be very wrong”

Walk for Justice: “When lawyers walk, something must be very wrong”

The Malaysian Bar | “Lawyers don’t walk everyday. Not even every month. But when they walk, then something must be very wrong,” said Chairman of the Bar Council Ambiga Sreenevasan when addressing a strong crowd of more than 2,000 members of the Malaysian Bar and some concerned citizens at the Palace of Justice before the commencement of the walk to the Prime Minister’s office to hand over the Bar’s memorandum urging the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the state of judiciary and memorandum on the establishment of a judicial appointments and promotion commission.