Edmund Bon

Invitation to book launch, 12 June 2024, Bangkok — Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia #2: A GuideKit to Operationalise Human Rights Due Diligence on Forced Labour

A noticeable shift is occurring in the assessment of corporate responsibility towards human rights, from voluntary initiatives and market-driven standards towards stricter regulatory requirements, including the growing utilisation of trade sanctions. With the abundance of available approaches, where should businesses even begin? Join us on 12 June 2024 (Wednesday), 4.30pm in Bangkok to find out more.

Imigresen tarik balik perintah pengusiran terhadap ahli politik Bangladesh

Malaysiakini | MA Quayum yang diwakili peguam Edmund Bon menjadi pelarian di Malaysia sejak 2015 di bawah program Malaysia My Second Home. Bagaimanapun, pada 12 Jan lepas, dia ditahan dalam operasi bersama polis Malaysia dan Perisikan Keselamatan Negara Bangladesh di kediamannya di Ampang. Menurut salinan penghakiman persetujuan, pihak berkuasa Malaysia bersetuju membatalkan perintah bertarikh 24 Jan bagi penangkapan dan pengusiran Quayum.

My life, safety at risk if deported — Bangladeshi politician

Malaysiakini | The refugee filed an affidavit in support of a civil court action to obtain a prohibition order against the Home Minister and others from deporting him. He claimed the Bangladeshi administration filed politically motivated cases against him and harassed his family. Counsel Edmund Bon said the judicial review leave application has been vacated to another date.

Bon appointed to AICHR for the second time and will chair commission in 2025

Wisma Putra Facebook Page | Foreign Minister Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan met with newly appointed AICHR Representative Edmund Bon to discuss the importance of the role in advancing AICHR’s agenda and to explore potential initiatives to be taken under AICHR during ASEAN-Malaysia 2025.

Man freed after death sentence commuted for murder of sis-in-law

Free Malaysia Today | The case was brought up under the Revision of the Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary Jurisdiction of the Federal Court) Act 2023, which permits review of sentencing for capital cases. Lawyer Edmund Bon asked for a prison term of 30 to 33 years for the convicted man, who had been in prison for nearly 24 years. Bon was assisted by Michael Cheah.

PSM, news portal set aside order to stop debate on migrant workers’ plight

Free Malaysia Today | The Shah Alam High Court set aside an injuction against PSM and a news portal over writing about unpaid migrant workers. PSM lead counsel Edmund Bon said courts should be wary of businesses using the court process to stop legitimate grievances from being raised by the media and human rights defenders. He was assisted by Soo Siew Mei, Chan Yen Hui, and Lee Yee Woei.

Hukuman mati lelaki bunuh warga Australia diringankan kepada penjara 35 tahun

Berita Harian | Mahkamah Persekutuan meringankan hukuman mati ke atas seorang lelaki yang membunuh ahli perniagaan Australia kelahiran Jerman lebih dua dekad lalu kepada penjara 35 tahun. Peguam tertuduh, Edmund Bon, berkata hukuman mati harus dikhaskan hanya untuk kes paling jarang berlaku seperti pembunuhan bersiri atau rogol dan pembunuhan bayi.

Man escapes gallows after 20 years behind bars for murder

Malaysiakini | This case was brought before the apex court under the Revision of the Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary Jurisdiction of the Federal Court) Act 2023, following the abolition of the mandatory death penalty. Lawyer Edmund Bon asked the court to impose a jail term of between 30 and 32 years on his client, as the latter had already spent more than 20 years behind bars.

Court commutes sentence of youth who murdered Aussie businessman

Free Malaysia Today | A youth who committed murder at 18 more than two decades ago has had his death sentence commuted to a 35-year jail term by the Federal Court. His lawyer, Edmund Bon, had argued, when the mandatory death penalty was abolished, Parliament intended for judges to lean in favour of the presumption of life, subject to extenuating circumstances.

‘Gay is OK!’ book remains banned in Malaysia after failed Federal Court bid by publisher, author

Malay Mail | Lawyer Michael Cheah explained that the questions proposed for the appeal failed to reach the threshold of s.96 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964. They included whether actions taken to restrict freedom of expression must be proportionate as set out in the Federal Constitution’s Article 10(2)(a) and the PPPA’s section 7. K. Shanmuga and Edmund Bon also represented the apellants.

Low ‘threatened’ to make my life a ‘living hell’ if I return home – Loo

New Straits Times | Jasmine Loo had everyone at the edge of their seats when she explained how she was threatened and instructed to remain abroad after the fall of the BN-led government in the 2018 GE. She sought legal advice as to how to secure safe passage to Malaysia in 2020, and in April 2021, her lawyer at AmerBON submitted a representation to the AGC offering her cooperation.

Jasmine Loo takes stand to testify against Najib in 1MDB-Tanore trial

The Edge Malaysia | Former 1MDB general counsel Jasmine Loo took the witness stand to testify in former PM Najib Razak’s 1MDB-Tanore trial at the High Court, under the watchful eyes of her lawyer Edmund Bon. She relayed how she joined 1MDB, her role in the investment with PetroSaudi International, and how Najib was involved.

Return our MM2H visas, pleads family of Bangladeshi politician

Free Malaysia Today | The family of the Bangladeshi politician who was released from detention pleaded with the government to reinstate their MM2H visas. They thanked the people of Malaysia for accepting their request for time to be resettled in a third country as they face a real danger to their lives if they return home. MA Quayum is represented by lawyer Edmund Bon.

Bangladeshi politician released from detention, family relieved

Free Malaysia Today | The Bangladeshi politician who was detained by the Immigration Department more than three weeks ago was released from the immigration detention centre in Putrajaya. He was met by his wife, daughter, and lawyer Edmund Bon.

Invitation to book launch, 12 June 2024, Bangkok — Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia #2: A GuideKit to Operationalise Human Rights Due Diligence on Forced Labour

A noticeable shift is occurring in the assessment of corporate responsibility towards human rights, from voluntary initiatives and market-driven standards towards stricter regulatory requirements, including the growing utilisation of trade sanctions. With the abundance of available approaches, where should businesses even begin? Join us on 12 June 2024 (Wednesday), 4.30pm in Bangkok to find out more.

Imigresen tarik balik perintah pengusiran terhadap ahli politik Bangladesh

Malaysiakini | MA Quayum yang diwakili peguam Edmund Bon menjadi pelarian di Malaysia sejak 2015 di bawah program Malaysia My Second Home. Bagaimanapun, pada 12 Jan lepas, dia ditahan dalam operasi bersama polis Malaysia dan Perisikan Keselamatan Negara Bangladesh di kediamannya di Ampang. Menurut salinan penghakiman persetujuan, pihak berkuasa Malaysia bersetuju membatalkan perintah bertarikh 24 Jan bagi penangkapan dan pengusiran Quayum.

My life, safety at risk if deported — Bangladeshi politician

Malaysiakini | The refugee filed an affidavit in support of a civil court action to obtain a prohibition order against the Home Minister and others from deporting him. He claimed the Bangladeshi administration filed politically motivated cases against him and harassed his family. Counsel Edmund Bon said the judicial review leave application has been vacated to another date.

Bon appointed to AICHR for the second time and will chair commission in 2025

Wisma Putra Facebook Page | Foreign Minister Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan met with newly appointed AICHR Representative Edmund Bon to discuss the importance of the role in advancing AICHR’s agenda and to explore potential initiatives to be taken under AICHR during ASEAN-Malaysia 2025.

Man freed after death sentence commuted for murder of sis-in-law

Free Malaysia Today | The case was brought up under the Revision of the Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary Jurisdiction of the Federal Court) Act 2023, which permits review of sentencing for capital cases. Lawyer Edmund Bon asked for a prison term of 30 to 33 years for the convicted man, who had been in prison for nearly 24 years. Bon was assisted by Michael Cheah.

PSM, news portal set aside order to stop debate on migrant workers’ plight

Free Malaysia Today | The Shah Alam High Court set aside an injuction against PSM and a news portal over writing about unpaid migrant workers. PSM lead counsel Edmund Bon said courts should be wary of businesses using the court process to stop legitimate grievances from being raised by the media and human rights defenders. He was assisted by Soo Siew Mei, Chan Yen Hui, and Lee Yee Woei.

Hukuman mati lelaki bunuh warga Australia diringankan kepada penjara 35 tahun

Berita Harian | Mahkamah Persekutuan meringankan hukuman mati ke atas seorang lelaki yang membunuh ahli perniagaan Australia kelahiran Jerman lebih dua dekad lalu kepada penjara 35 tahun. Peguam tertuduh, Edmund Bon, berkata hukuman mati harus dikhaskan hanya untuk kes paling jarang berlaku seperti pembunuhan bersiri atau rogol dan pembunuhan bayi.

Man escapes gallows after 20 years behind bars for murder

Malaysiakini | This case was brought before the apex court under the Revision of the Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary Jurisdiction of the Federal Court) Act 2023, following the abolition of the mandatory death penalty. Lawyer Edmund Bon asked the court to impose a jail term of between 30 and 32 years on his client, as the latter had already spent more than 20 years behind bars.

Court commutes sentence of youth who murdered Aussie businessman

Free Malaysia Today | A youth who committed murder at 18 more than two decades ago has had his death sentence commuted to a 35-year jail term by the Federal Court. His lawyer, Edmund Bon, had argued, when the mandatory death penalty was abolished, Parliament intended for judges to lean in favour of the presumption of life, subject to extenuating circumstances.

‘Gay is OK!’ book remains banned in Malaysia after failed Federal Court bid by publisher, author

Malay Mail | Lawyer Michael Cheah explained that the questions proposed for the appeal failed to reach the threshold of s.96 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964. They included whether actions taken to restrict freedom of expression must be proportionate as set out in the Federal Constitution’s Article 10(2)(a) and the PPPA’s section 7. K. Shanmuga and Edmund Bon also represented the apellants.

Low ‘threatened’ to make my life a ‘living hell’ if I return home – Loo

New Straits Times | Jasmine Loo had everyone at the edge of their seats when she explained how she was threatened and instructed to remain abroad after the fall of the BN-led government in the 2018 GE. She sought legal advice as to how to secure safe passage to Malaysia in 2020, and in April 2021, her lawyer at AmerBON submitted a representation to the AGC offering her cooperation.

Jasmine Loo takes stand to testify against Najib in 1MDB-Tanore trial

The Edge Malaysia | Former 1MDB general counsel Jasmine Loo took the witness stand to testify in former PM Najib Razak’s 1MDB-Tanore trial at the High Court, under the watchful eyes of her lawyer Edmund Bon. She relayed how she joined 1MDB, her role in the investment with PetroSaudi International, and how Najib was involved.

Return our MM2H visas, pleads family of Bangladeshi politician

Free Malaysia Today | The family of the Bangladeshi politician who was released from detention pleaded with the government to reinstate their MM2H visas. They thanked the people of Malaysia for accepting their request for time to be resettled in a third country as they face a real danger to their lives if they return home. MA Quayum is represented by lawyer Edmund Bon.