Media 2014

Rossway Park our permanent home, says tycoon’s wife

The Sun Daily | Puan Sri Pauline Chai Siew Phin said her husband agreed that he needed to take it easy after his stroke and they decided to make Rossway Park their home, during re-examination by lawyer Edmund Bon who was representing her.

My matrimonial home is in Malaysia, says Kay Peng

The Edge Markets | The High Court is hearing the case to determine whether a Malaysian court had the jurisdiction to hear Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng’s divorce petition. His wife’s lawyers, led by Edmund Bon, said that a wife could acquire her domicile independently from her husband as the Federal Constitution gives women equal rights, and the Law Reform Act (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 must conform with it.

Khoo Kay Peng tells High Court his marriage is over, refuse to risk his life

New Straits Times | Tycoon Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng is appealing for dispensation of the need to go before a conciliatory body for reconciliation before divorce, under section 106 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976.
Edmund Bon, representing Khoo’s wife, had asked Khoo if he would save the marriage if the court ordered a reconciliation process.

Tycoon says marriage with former beauty queen ‘irretrievably broken down’

The Star | Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng claimed that his marriage with former beauty queen Pauline Chai Siew Phin has irretrievably broken down and there is no chance for a reconciliation. Lawyer Edmund Bon, representing Chai, had asked Khoo if he would try to save his 43-year marriage if the Court ordered a reconciliation process.

Mobile app to increase awareness and access to justice among Malaysians

Astro Awani | Lawyer Edmund Bon said at the International Malaysia Law Conference in Kuala Lumpur that having a mobile application that provides the “know-how” to prepare standard legal documents will help increase the public’s access to law. He also called for a change in “firm culture” and suggested that lawyers do five pro bono cases per year.

‘DIY law’ system will break our rice bowl, lawyers complain

Malay Mail | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon said his firm’s pro bono project hoped to launch templates for standard legal documents, to help the public handle certain legal work on their own. Criminal lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad cautioned that all criminal cases are not the same, and a lay person will not be able to appreciate the distinctions.

Lawyer Edmund Bon gives statement over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon gave his witness statement to the police under section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Representing Edmund, Amer Hamzah emphasised that he was simply giving his legal opinion based on the decision of the Federal Court. Edmund affirmed that they will continue fighting the Sedition Act as it is contrary to democratic principles.

Lawyer Bon asks police if he is witness or suspect in sedition probe

The Edge Markets | In a letter to the investigating officer, lawyer New Sin Yew asked whether Edmund Bon is being investigated as a suspect or witness over comments made in an article in The Malaysian Insider early this year. Amer Hamzah Arshad is expected to accompany Bon should the police question him.

Lawyer Edmund Bon called in over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon has been called up by police for sedition, joining the growing list of individuals caught in the sedition dragnet. According to New Sin Yew, the police report against Bon was lodged in Penang in relation to his comment that non-Muslims are not bound by a fatwa or royal decree as it is against their freedom of religion.

Edmund Bon investigated for sedition

The Star | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon is being investigated over an article on Islam and the royal institution. Lawyer Amer Hamzah will be representing him.

The ‘immorality’ of criminal defence lawyers

The Heat | Criminal defence lawyers have been labelled the bad guys for representing people who are charged with committing heinous crimes. The question they get asked most is “why do you defend people whom you know are guilty?” Two lawyers, Sreekant Pillai and Amer Hamzah Arshad explain their side of the story.

Bon to be a legal eagle

The Heat | As a young boy, Edmund Bon wanted to be an archaeologist or a fire fighter, but never in his wildest dream did he think he would take up legal practice. Today, the ‘accidental lawyer’ has matured into a strong proponent of human and constitutional rights in Malaysia.

Shaking up the legal profession

The Heat | The legal profession has always been seen as conservative and rigid. But one man is trying to change the public perception of lawyers by introducing progressive ideas to the decades-old line of work. Will it work in favour of clients? “We should be ready and embrace it rather than realise that by 2020, we are left behind,” Edmund Bon said.

Rossway Park our permanent home, says tycoon’s wife

The Sun Daily | Puan Sri Pauline Chai Siew Phin said her husband agreed that he needed to take it easy after his stroke and they decided to make Rossway Park their home, during re-examination by lawyer Edmund Bon who was representing her.

My matrimonial home is in Malaysia, says Kay Peng

The Edge Markets | The High Court is hearing the case to determine whether a Malaysian court had the jurisdiction to hear Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng’s divorce petition. His wife’s lawyers, led by Edmund Bon, said that a wife could acquire her domicile independently from her husband as the Federal Constitution gives women equal rights, and the Law Reform Act (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 must conform with it.

Khoo Kay Peng tells High Court his marriage is over, refuse to risk his life

New Straits Times | Tycoon Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng is appealing for dispensation of the need to go before a conciliatory body for reconciliation before divorce, under section 106 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976.
Edmund Bon, representing Khoo’s wife, had asked Khoo if he would save the marriage if the court ordered a reconciliation process.

Tycoon says marriage with former beauty queen ‘irretrievably broken down’

The Star | Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng claimed that his marriage with former beauty queen Pauline Chai Siew Phin has irretrievably broken down and there is no chance for a reconciliation. Lawyer Edmund Bon, representing Chai, had asked Khoo if he would try to save his 43-year marriage if the Court ordered a reconciliation process.

Mobile app to increase awareness and access to justice among Malaysians

Astro Awani | Lawyer Edmund Bon said at the International Malaysia Law Conference in Kuala Lumpur that having a mobile application that provides the “know-how” to prepare standard legal documents will help increase the public’s access to law. He also called for a change in “firm culture” and suggested that lawyers do five pro bono cases per year.

‘DIY law’ system will break our rice bowl, lawyers complain

Malay Mail | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon said his firm’s pro bono project hoped to launch templates for standard legal documents, to help the public handle certain legal work on their own. Criminal lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad cautioned that all criminal cases are not the same, and a lay person will not be able to appreciate the distinctions.

Lawyer Edmund Bon gives statement over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon gave his witness statement to the police under section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Representing Edmund, Amer Hamzah emphasised that he was simply giving his legal opinion based on the decision of the Federal Court. Edmund affirmed that they will continue fighting the Sedition Act as it is contrary to democratic principles.

Lawyer Bon asks police if he is witness or suspect in sedition probe

The Edge Markets | In a letter to the investigating officer, lawyer New Sin Yew asked whether Edmund Bon is being investigated as a suspect or witness over comments made in an article in The Malaysian Insider early this year. Amer Hamzah Arshad is expected to accompany Bon should the police question him.

Lawyer Edmund Bon called in over sedition

Malaysiakini | Edmund Bon has been called up by police for sedition, joining the growing list of individuals caught in the sedition dragnet. According to New Sin Yew, the police report against Bon was lodged in Penang in relation to his comment that non-Muslims are not bound by a fatwa or royal decree as it is against their freedom of religion.

Edmund Bon investigated for sedition

The Star | Human rights lawyer Edmund Bon is being investigated over an article on Islam and the royal institution. Lawyer Amer Hamzah will be representing him.

The ‘immorality’ of criminal defence lawyers

The Heat | Criminal defence lawyers have been labelled the bad guys for representing people who are charged with committing heinous crimes. The question they get asked most is “why do you defend people whom you know are guilty?” Two lawyers, Sreekant Pillai and Amer Hamzah Arshad explain their side of the story.

Bon to be a legal eagle

The Heat | As a young boy, Edmund Bon wanted to be an archaeologist or a fire fighter, but never in his wildest dream did he think he would take up legal practice. Today, the ‘accidental lawyer’ has matured into a strong proponent of human and constitutional rights in Malaysia.

Shaking up the legal profession

The Heat | The legal profession has always been seen as conservative and rigid. But one man is trying to change the public perception of lawyers by introducing progressive ideas to the decades-old line of work. Will it work in favour of clients? “We should be ready and embrace it rather than realise that by 2020, we are left behind,” Edmund Bon said.