Edmund Bon

Emergency proclamation: High Court dismisses bid by Bersih, Malaysian Bar to refer constitutional questions to apex court

Malay Mail | The Malaysian Bar had referred 27 questions of law on the validity of Malaysia’s emergency proclamation caused by COVID-19 while Bersih 2.0 had posed seven questions on the matter to the Federal Court. The High Court dismissed the application, stating that the jurisdiction to determine the constitutional questions lies within the High Court. Edmund Bon represented Bersih 2.0.

High Court sets May 18 to decide whether pandemic-driven emergency proclamation validity questions can be referred to apex court

The Edge Markets | The High Court will deliver its decision on May 18 on whether questions of law on the validity of Malaysia’s emergency proclamation during the pandemic should be referred to the Federal Court. Former Bar Council President Steven Thiru represented the Malaysian Bar in the case submission at the High Court while lawyer Edmund Bon Tai Soon represented Bersih.

Publisher, author win bid to quash ban on ‘Gay is OK’ book

Free Malaysia Today | In her ruling, KL High Court judge Noorin Badaruddin said the government “failed to show evidence of actual prejudice to public order that had occurred”, and that the book publisher and author were never given the right to be heard by the government to counter the allegations against them. Edmund Bon and Michael Cheah represented the applicants.

Mahkamah batal larangan buku ‘Gay is OK’

Free Malaysia Today | Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi membenarkan semakan kehakiman membatalkan larangan buku dan menyeru Menteri “memberi alasan atas keputusannya, lebih-lebih lagi dalam perkara yang menyaksikan kebebasan bersuara disekat dan prinsip keadilan yang dijamin di bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan dicabuli”. Penerbit dan penulis buku diwakili Edmund Bon dan Michael Cheah.

Ban on ‘Gay is OK’ lifted

New Straits Times | Gay is OK! publisher Gerakbudaya Enterprise and author Ngeo Boon Lin filed a judicial review leave application to revoke the ban order dated Nov 27 last year, represented by lawyers Edmund Bon and Michael Cheah.

High court quashes ban on book ‘Gay is Okay! A Christian Perspective’

The Sun Daily | The High Court judge said the government failed to show evidence of prejudice to public order by the book. A total ban under the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, without the author being given the right to be heard to counter the allegations against the book, is irrational and a violation of freedom of expression and fairness. Lawyers Edmund Bon and Michael Cheah represented the author.

Mahkamah batal perintah larangan ke atas buku ‘Gay is OK!’

Malaysiakini | Peguam Michael Cheah mengesahkan bahawa Hakim Noorin Badaruddin membenarkan permohonan semakan kehakiman oleh pengarang buku Ngeo Boon Lin serta penerbit Gerakbudaya Enterprise untuk membatalkan perintah larangan ke atas buku Gay is OK!.

Court quashes Home Ministry’s ban on ‘Gay Is OK!’ book

Malay Mail | According to the grounds of judgment shared by lawyer Michael Cheah, the KL High Court found that there was no “evidence or legal factual basis for the minister’s justification which forms the basis of the ban”. The court awarded RM5,000 in costs to the applicants.

Bekas Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Bangladesh dapat kebenaran tangguh pulang

Kosmo | Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Mohamed Zaini Mazlan membenarkan permohonan bekas Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Bangladesh ke Malaysia Mohamed Khairuzzaman untuk mendapatkan perintah penggantungan sementara (interim) bagi menghalang Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia menghantarnya pulang ke negara asal. Peguam Edmund Bon mewakili Khairuzzaman.

Mohamed Khairuzzaman berjaya halang Imigresen

Harian Metro | Bekas Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Bangladesh ke Malaysia, Mohamed Khairuzzaman, berjaya memperoleh perintah penggantungan sementara bagi menghalang Jabatan Imigresen menghantarnya pulang ke negara asal. Peguam Edmund Bon berkata penangguhan itu perlu dibenarkan kerana terdapat risiko anak guamnya dihantar pulang sebelum permohonan habeas corpus didengar pada 20 Mei.

Malaysia court halts deportation of ex-Ambassador Khairuzzaman to Dhaka

The Daily Star | Former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohammed Khairuzzaman’s wife contended that his arrest was politically motivated by the Bangladesh government. His legal team including lawyer Edmund Bon said Khairuzzaman’s detention was unlawful as he was a political asylum seeker with a UNHCR card and had not committed any immigration violations.

Malaysia HC halts deportation of former Bangladeshi diplomat Khairuzzaman

The Business Standard | Lawyer of former Bangladeshi High Commissioner, Edmund Bon, brought up the issue of immigration officers deporting Myanmar detainees last year, despite a court order barring the government from doing so. “I hope the immigration (department) doesn’t take matters into their own hands,” Edmund said.

Court grants interim stay on former Bangladeshi diplomat’s deportation

The Edge Markets | Counsel Edmund Bon, whose firm Messrs AmerBON filed a habeas corpus application to free the former Bangladeshi diplomat from detention, told the High Court that the lawyers did not have access to the detained man and that his family who are in the US were concerned over his safety.

Court orders immigration dept to halt deportation of ex-Bangladeshi envoy

Free Malaysia Today | In granting former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s application for an interim order against deportation, High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said: “I don’t want to hear that he has been deported against this court order that I have granted.” Khairuzzaman’s lawyer, Edmund Bon, had brought up the deportation of Myanmar detainees last year despite a court order.

Court order prevents ex-Bangladesh diplomat’s deportation

Malaysiakini | Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan allowed Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s interim stay application against deportation following lawyer Edmund Bon saying there was a risk of his client being deported at any time. Khairuzzaman allegedly faced persecution in Bangladesh, and was arrested by Malaysian police despite being a recognised UNHCR refugee.

Emergency proclamation: High Court dismisses bid by Bersih, Malaysian Bar to refer constitutional questions to apex court

Malay Mail | The Malaysian Bar had referred 27 questions of law on the validity of Malaysia’s emergency proclamation caused by COVID-19 while Bersih 2.0 had posed seven questions on the matter to the Federal Court. The High Court dismissed the application, stating that the jurisdiction to determine the constitutional questions lies within the High Court. Edmund Bon represented Bersih 2.0.

High Court sets May 18 to decide whether pandemic-driven emergency proclamation validity questions can be referred to apex court

The Edge Markets | The High Court will deliver its decision on May 18 on whether questions of law on the validity of Malaysia’s emergency proclamation during the pandemic should be referred to the Federal Court. Former Bar Council President Steven Thiru represented the Malaysian Bar in the case submission at the High Court while lawyer Edmund Bon Tai Soon represented Bersih.

Publisher, author win bid to quash ban on ‘Gay is OK’ book

Free Malaysia Today | In her ruling, KL High Court judge Noorin Badaruddin said the government “failed to show evidence of actual prejudice to public order that had occurred”, and that the book publisher and author were never given the right to be heard by the government to counter the allegations against them. Edmund Bon and Michael Cheah represented the applicants.

Mahkamah batal larangan buku ‘Gay is OK’

Free Malaysia Today | Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi membenarkan semakan kehakiman membatalkan larangan buku dan menyeru Menteri “memberi alasan atas keputusannya, lebih-lebih lagi dalam perkara yang menyaksikan kebebasan bersuara disekat dan prinsip keadilan yang dijamin di bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan dicabuli”. Penerbit dan penulis buku diwakili Edmund Bon dan Michael Cheah.

Ban on ‘Gay is OK’ lifted

New Straits Times | Gay is OK! publisher Gerakbudaya Enterprise and author Ngeo Boon Lin filed a judicial review leave application to revoke the ban order dated Nov 27 last year, represented by lawyers Edmund Bon and Michael Cheah.

High court quashes ban on book ‘Gay is Okay! A Christian Perspective’

The Sun Daily | The High Court judge said the government failed to show evidence of prejudice to public order by the book. A total ban under the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, without the author being given the right to be heard to counter the allegations against the book, is irrational and a violation of freedom of expression and fairness. Lawyers Edmund Bon and Michael Cheah represented the author.

Mahkamah batal perintah larangan ke atas buku ‘Gay is OK!’

Malaysiakini | Peguam Michael Cheah mengesahkan bahawa Hakim Noorin Badaruddin membenarkan permohonan semakan kehakiman oleh pengarang buku Ngeo Boon Lin serta penerbit Gerakbudaya Enterprise untuk membatalkan perintah larangan ke atas buku Gay is OK!.

Court quashes Home Ministry’s ban on ‘Gay Is OK!’ book

Malay Mail | According to the grounds of judgment shared by lawyer Michael Cheah, the KL High Court found that there was no “evidence or legal factual basis for the minister’s justification which forms the basis of the ban”. The court awarded RM5,000 in costs to the applicants.

Bekas Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Bangladesh dapat kebenaran tangguh pulang

Kosmo | Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Mohamed Zaini Mazlan membenarkan permohonan bekas Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Bangladesh ke Malaysia Mohamed Khairuzzaman untuk mendapatkan perintah penggantungan sementara (interim) bagi menghalang Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia menghantarnya pulang ke negara asal. Peguam Edmund Bon mewakili Khairuzzaman.

Mohamed Khairuzzaman berjaya halang Imigresen

Harian Metro | Bekas Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Bangladesh ke Malaysia, Mohamed Khairuzzaman, berjaya memperoleh perintah penggantungan sementara bagi menghalang Jabatan Imigresen menghantarnya pulang ke negara asal. Peguam Edmund Bon berkata penangguhan itu perlu dibenarkan kerana terdapat risiko anak guamnya dihantar pulang sebelum permohonan habeas corpus didengar pada 20 Mei.

Malaysia court halts deportation of ex-Ambassador Khairuzzaman to Dhaka

The Daily Star | Former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohammed Khairuzzaman’s wife contended that his arrest was politically motivated by the Bangladesh government. His legal team including lawyer Edmund Bon said Khairuzzaman’s detention was unlawful as he was a political asylum seeker with a UNHCR card and had not committed any immigration violations.

Malaysia HC halts deportation of former Bangladeshi diplomat Khairuzzaman

The Business Standard | Lawyer of former Bangladeshi High Commissioner, Edmund Bon, brought up the issue of immigration officers deporting Myanmar detainees last year, despite a court order barring the government from doing so. “I hope the immigration (department) doesn’t take matters into their own hands,” Edmund said.

Court grants interim stay on former Bangladeshi diplomat’s deportation

The Edge Markets | Counsel Edmund Bon, whose firm Messrs AmerBON filed a habeas corpus application to free the former Bangladeshi diplomat from detention, told the High Court that the lawyers did not have access to the detained man and that his family who are in the US were concerned over his safety.

Court orders immigration dept to halt deportation of ex-Bangladeshi envoy

Free Malaysia Today | In granting former Bangladeshi Ambassador Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s application for an interim order against deportation, High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said: “I don’t want to hear that he has been deported against this court order that I have granted.” Khairuzzaman’s lawyer, Edmund Bon, had brought up the deportation of Myanmar detainees last year despite a court order.

Court order prevents ex-Bangladesh diplomat’s deportation

Malaysiakini | Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan allowed Mohamed Khairuzzaman’s interim stay application against deportation following lawyer Edmund Bon saying there was a risk of his client being deported at any time. Khairuzzaman allegedly faced persecution in Bangladesh, and was arrested by Malaysian police despite being a recognised UNHCR refugee.