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Lawyers lambast MACC for harassment while anti-graft body alleges wrongdoing

The Edge Malaysia | Human rights NGO Lawyers for Liberty has condemned the actions of the MACC in detaining a lawyer and questioning another for representing a client in court. The lawyer claimed that the MACC had gone to a magistrate to seek a remand extension, but his lawyer Amer Hamzah intervened for an earlier release.

Wan Saiful not involved in committees awarding Jana Wibawa contracts, says witness

The Edge Malaysia | When questioned by defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, former senior director of the Public Works Department’s Contract and Material Measurement Division said that no one from the government committees had complained that Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan had meddled with the process throughout the period when Nepturis Sdn Bhd was being considered for the Central Spine Road contract.

MOF directed Works Dept on Jana Wibawa contractor selection: Witness

Malaysiakini | A witness told the KL Sessions Court that the PWD received directives from the Finance Ministry in 2020 over proposed contractors for the Jana Wibawa programme. He was testifying on the selection of contractors for construction projects during the corruption and money laundering trial against Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad and Chetan Jethwani acted for Wan Saiful.

Kematian Pegawai Kadet UPNM: Pihak pembelaan mohon hukuman penjara dikurangkan

Harian Metro | Peguam bela dua tertuduh mencadangkan hukuman penjara 18 tahun dikurangkan kepada 12 tahun. Amer Hamzah Arshad berkata, terdapat kes lain di bawah seskyen 304(a) Kanun Keseksaan di mana pelaku dikenakan hukuman penjara kurang dari 18 tahun, dan hakikatnya, dua anak guamnya itu membantu mendapatkan rawatan, ubat, dan makanan untuk mangsa Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain susulan kejadian.

Court to rule on July 23 over appeals of ex-UPNM students

Free Malaysia Today | Lead counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad told the court that his clients had acted in a “reckless” manner when threatening the victim with a steam iron over the loss of a laptop. Such recklessness did not justify reinstating the murder charge since they had no intention of causing his death.

Wan Saiful-linked firm given CIDB’s 4-star rating, says witness

Free Malaysia Today | Nepturis Sdn Bhd has a four-star rating from the CIDB, and was allegedly assisted by Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain the RM232 million Central Spine Road – Sertik to East Coast Highway Interchange project from the government. Wan Saiful’s counsel, Amer Hamzah Arshad, asked whether the CIDB score was a condition for a contractor to bid for government projects.

Mahkamah diberitahu syarikat dibantu Wan Saiful bertaraf 4 bintang

Malaysiakini | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad bertanya sama ada skor diberikan CIDB adalah satu syarat untuk sesuatu syarikat kontraktor membida projek daripada kerajaan Malaysia. Wan Saiful Wan Jan didakwa terlibat dalam rasuah dan pengubahan wang haram mengikut seksyen 4(1)(b) Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Daripada Aktiviti Haram 2001.

Firm allegedly helped by Wan Saiful obtained four-star rating from CIDB, court told

Malay Mail | Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) assistant engineer said Nepturis Sdn Bhd obtained a four-star rating from CIDB, given as a recognition to contractors who have ability and capability. Nepturis is a company allegedly assisted by Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain a highway project worth RM232 million. Wan Saiful was represented by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

MACC officer’s complaint led to probe on Wan Saiful, court told

Free Malaysia Today | The MACC had conducted a principal investigation into the Jana Wibawa programme in late 2022 based on information received from a source, and an MACC officer lodged a complaint so as not to reveal the identity of the source. Cross-examined by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer said she was not privy to the principal investigation.

MACC officer lodged complaint against Wan Saiful, but admits wording of complaint not hers

The Edge Malaysia | An MACC officer was uncertain from whom instructions to file a complaint came, with regard to bribery allegations against Wan Saiful Wan Jan amounting to RM6.96 million. She said that the complaint stemmed from a previous investigation by the anti-graft agency. However, when grilled by defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer was unsure of many elements of the complaint.

I was ordered to open Wan Saiful’s RM6.9mil corruption case on Jana Wibawa project, says witness

The Star | An MACC officer told the Sessions Court that she was instructed to open a complaint against Wan Saiful Wan Jan regarding alleged bribery amounting to RM6.9mil from a company in relation to the Jana Wibawa project. Responding to lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the witness said she did not know who gave the instructions to make the complaint or the information about the complaint.

Wan Saiful’s trial: Approvals for direct negotiations for Jana Wibawa projects came from PMO, witness tells court

Malay Mail | The third witness explained that approvals for the Jana Wibawa project, through open tender or direct negotiation, were approved by the PMO. When questioning the first witness earlier, defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad suggested that the complaint was lodged will ill intent against his client as the witness did not know any facts in this case, nor who is giving the orders.

Court of Appeal upholds conviction of 6 in Kevin Morais murder

Free Malaysia Today | The COA upheld the death penalty for six people convicted of the murder of DPP Kevin Morais eight years ago, saying the facts revealed that the murder was well-planned. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad appeared for S. Nimalan.

Morais murder: Conviction against ex-pathologist, 5 others upheld

Malaysiakini | The Court of Appeal ruled that the crime was extraordinary and the six men deserved the death penalty. Counsel N. Sivananthan represented Kunaseegaran. Lawyers M. Manoharan, Burhanudeen Abdul Wahid, Afifuddin Ahmad Hafifi, Amer Hamzah Arshad, and Kitson Foong appeared for Dinishwaran, Thinesh, Vishwanath, Nimalan, and Ravi respectively.

Trio jailed 35 years for kidnap, murder of businesswoman 9 years ago

Free Malaysia Today | The COA upheld the conviction of a former clerk and two men for the kidnap and murder of a businesswoman nine years ago. In 2018, they were sentenced to death but the COA now substituted capital punishment for a jail term as pleaded by their lawyers. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, and others appeared for one of the accused.

Court of Appeal reinstates Muhyiddin’s criminal case involving RM232mil

The Star | A panel of three judges said the High Court had erred in law when it ruled the charges against former PM Muhyiddin Yasin were defective. They said the charges of obtaining bribes and receiving money from illegal activities were unambiguous. Lawyers representing Muhyiddin include Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Muhyiddin masih berdepan empat kes rasuah RM232.5 juta

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan berkata Mahkamah Tinggi bertindak secara pramatang dengan melepaskan dan membebaskan Muhyiddin Yassin daripada semua pertuduhan sedangkan perbicaraan masih belum dimulakan, dan saksi juga belum dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan. Muhyiddin diwakili peguam Hisyam Teh Poh Teik dan Amer Hamzah Arsyad.

Muhyiddin’s bid for DNAA of three remaining charges won’t proceed for now as court allows prosecution’s stay application

Malay Mail | The Sessions Court decided to grant the prosecution’s application to temporarily stay proceedings related to former PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to have his three remaining money-laundering charges set aside (since the predicate offences — four abuse of power charges — had already been struck out). Lawyers representing Muhyiddin are Chetan Jethwani, Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, Teh See Khoon, Siti Summaiyah Ahmad Jaafar, and Tang Jia Yearn.

Lawyers lambast MACC for harassment while anti-graft body alleges wrongdoing

The Edge Malaysia | Human rights NGO Lawyers for Liberty has condemned the actions of the MACC in detaining a lawyer and questioning another for representing a client in court. The lawyer claimed that the MACC had gone to a magistrate to seek a remand extension, but his lawyer Amer Hamzah intervened for an earlier release.

Wan Saiful not involved in committees awarding Jana Wibawa contracts, says witness

The Edge Malaysia | When questioned by defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, former senior director of the Public Works Department’s Contract and Material Measurement Division said that no one from the government committees had complained that Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan had meddled with the process throughout the period when Nepturis Sdn Bhd was being considered for the Central Spine Road contract.

MOF directed Works Dept on Jana Wibawa contractor selection: Witness

Malaysiakini | A witness told the KL Sessions Court that the PWD received directives from the Finance Ministry in 2020 over proposed contractors for the Jana Wibawa programme. He was testifying on the selection of contractors for construction projects during the corruption and money laundering trial against Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad and Chetan Jethwani acted for Wan Saiful.

Kematian Pegawai Kadet UPNM: Pihak pembelaan mohon hukuman penjara dikurangkan

Harian Metro | Peguam bela dua tertuduh mencadangkan hukuman penjara 18 tahun dikurangkan kepada 12 tahun. Amer Hamzah Arshad berkata, terdapat kes lain di bawah seskyen 304(a) Kanun Keseksaan di mana pelaku dikenakan hukuman penjara kurang dari 18 tahun, dan hakikatnya, dua anak guamnya itu membantu mendapatkan rawatan, ubat, dan makanan untuk mangsa Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain susulan kejadian.

Court to rule on July 23 over appeals of ex-UPNM students

Free Malaysia Today | Lead counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad told the court that his clients had acted in a “reckless” manner when threatening the victim with a steam iron over the loss of a laptop. Such recklessness did not justify reinstating the murder charge since they had no intention of causing his death.

Wan Saiful-linked firm given CIDB’s 4-star rating, says witness

Free Malaysia Today | Nepturis Sdn Bhd has a four-star rating from the CIDB, and was allegedly assisted by Tasek Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain the RM232 million Central Spine Road – Sertik to East Coast Highway Interchange project from the government. Wan Saiful’s counsel, Amer Hamzah Arshad, asked whether the CIDB score was a condition for a contractor to bid for government projects.

Mahkamah diberitahu syarikat dibantu Wan Saiful bertaraf 4 bintang

Malaysiakini | Peguam Amer Hamzah Arshad bertanya sama ada skor diberikan CIDB adalah satu syarat untuk sesuatu syarikat kontraktor membida projek daripada kerajaan Malaysia. Wan Saiful Wan Jan didakwa terlibat dalam rasuah dan pengubahan wang haram mengikut seksyen 4(1)(b) Akta Pencegahan Pengubahan Wang Haram, Pencegahan Pembiayaan Keganasan dan Hasil Daripada Aktiviti Haram 2001.

Firm allegedly helped by Wan Saiful obtained four-star rating from CIDB, court told

Malay Mail | Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) assistant engineer said Nepturis Sdn Bhd obtained a four-star rating from CIDB, given as a recognition to contractors who have ability and capability. Nepturis is a company allegedly assisted by Wan Saiful Wan Jan to obtain a highway project worth RM232 million. Wan Saiful was represented by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

MACC officer’s complaint led to probe on Wan Saiful, court told

Free Malaysia Today | The MACC had conducted a principal investigation into the Jana Wibawa programme in late 2022 based on information received from a source, and an MACC officer lodged a complaint so as not to reveal the identity of the source. Cross-examined by lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer said she was not privy to the principal investigation.

MACC officer lodged complaint against Wan Saiful, but admits wording of complaint not hers

The Edge Malaysia | An MACC officer was uncertain from whom instructions to file a complaint came, with regard to bribery allegations against Wan Saiful Wan Jan amounting to RM6.96 million. She said that the complaint stemmed from a previous investigation by the anti-graft agency. However, when grilled by defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, the officer was unsure of many elements of the complaint.

I was ordered to open Wan Saiful’s RM6.9mil corruption case on Jana Wibawa project, says witness

The Star | An MACC officer told the Sessions Court that she was instructed to open a complaint against Wan Saiful Wan Jan regarding alleged bribery amounting to RM6.9mil from a company in relation to the Jana Wibawa project. Responding to lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, the witness said she did not know who gave the instructions to make the complaint or the information about the complaint.

Wan Saiful’s trial: Approvals for direct negotiations for Jana Wibawa projects came from PMO, witness tells court

Malay Mail | The third witness explained that approvals for the Jana Wibawa project, through open tender or direct negotiation, were approved by the PMO. When questioning the first witness earlier, defence counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad suggested that the complaint was lodged will ill intent against his client as the witness did not know any facts in this case, nor who is giving the orders.

Morais murder: Conviction against ex-pathologist, 5 others upheld

Malaysiakini | The Court of Appeal ruled that the crime was extraordinary and the six men deserved the death penalty. Counsel N. Sivananthan represented Kunaseegaran. Lawyers M. Manoharan, Burhanudeen Abdul Wahid, Afifuddin Ahmad Hafifi, Amer Hamzah Arshad, and Kitson Foong appeared for Dinishwaran, Thinesh, Vishwanath, Nimalan, and Ravi respectively.

Trio jailed 35 years for kidnap, murder of businesswoman 9 years ago

Free Malaysia Today | The COA upheld the conviction of a former clerk and two men for the kidnap and murder of a businesswoman nine years ago. In 2018, they were sentenced to death but the COA now substituted capital punishment for a jail term as pleaded by their lawyers. Counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, and others appeared for one of the accused.

Court of Appeal reinstates Muhyiddin’s criminal case involving RM232mil

The Star | A panel of three judges said the High Court had erred in law when it ruled the charges against former PM Muhyiddin Yasin were defective. They said the charges of obtaining bribes and receiving money from illegal activities were unambiguous. Lawyers representing Muhyiddin include Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Muhyiddin masih berdepan empat kes rasuah RM232.5 juta

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Rayuan berkata Mahkamah Tinggi bertindak secara pramatang dengan melepaskan dan membebaskan Muhyiddin Yassin daripada semua pertuduhan sedangkan perbicaraan masih belum dimulakan, dan saksi juga belum dipanggil untuk memberi keterangan. Muhyiddin diwakili peguam Hisyam Teh Poh Teik dan Amer Hamzah Arsyad.

Muhyiddin’s bid for DNAA of three remaining charges won’t proceed for now as court allows prosecution’s stay application

Malay Mail | The Sessions Court decided to grant the prosecution’s application to temporarily stay proceedings related to former PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s bid to have his three remaining money-laundering charges set aside (since the predicate offences — four abuse of power charges — had already been struck out). Lawyers representing Muhyiddin are Chetan Jethwani, Amer Hamzah Arshad, Joshua Tay, Teh See Khoon, Siti Summaiyah Ahmad Jaafar, and Tang Jia Yearn.