Selangor MB sues The Malaysian Insider over Bank Islam deal allegation

Malay Mail | Khalid Ibrahim filed a defamation suit against a local news portal for publishing two commentaries claiming he had partaken in a dubious out-of-court settlement with Bank Islam. The letter by law firm BON, Advocates said the articles had accused Khalid of reaching an out-of-court settlement through an illegal, unethical, immoral and corrupt method by using a “fixer”.

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.

Bukan Islam tidak perlu patuh kepada titah Diraja atau fatwa, kata peguam

The Malaysian Insider | Bukan Islam tidak boleh didakwa di Mahkamah Syariah. Jadi mana-mana fatwa daripada Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan tidak terpakai kepada bukan Islam, kata peguam Edmund Bon, seperti diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 2009 dalam kes Sulaiman Takrib lawan Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu; Kerajaan Malaysia (pencelah) & Kes Lain.

Non-Muslims not bound by royal decrees or fatwa on Islam, say lawyers

The Malaysian Insider | Constitutional experts say royal decrees and fatwa are not binding on non–Muslims whose religious rights are guaranteed under the Malaysia Agreement 1963. Edmund Bon pointed out that fatwa rulings or edicts were only applicable to Muslims as decided by a three-man Federal Court bench in 2009 in the case of Sulaiman Takrib.

Selangor MB sues The Malaysian Insider over Bank Islam deal allegation

Malay Mail | Khalid Ibrahim filed a defamation suit against a local news portal for publishing two commentaries claiming he had partaken in a dubious out-of-court settlement with Bank Islam. The letter by law firm BON, Advocates said the articles had accused Khalid of reaching an out-of-court settlement through an illegal, unethical, immoral and corrupt method by using a “fixer”.

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.

Bukan Islam tidak perlu patuh kepada titah Diraja atau fatwa, kata peguam

The Malaysian Insider | Bukan Islam tidak boleh didakwa di Mahkamah Syariah. Jadi mana-mana fatwa daripada Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan tidak terpakai kepada bukan Islam, kata peguam Edmund Bon, seperti diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 2009 dalam kes Sulaiman Takrib lawan Kerajaan Negeri Terengganu; Kerajaan Malaysia (pencelah) & Kes Lain.

Non-Muslims not bound by royal decrees or fatwa on Islam, say lawyers

The Malaysian Insider | Constitutional experts say royal decrees and fatwa are not binding on non–Muslims whose religious rights are guaranteed under the Malaysia Agreement 1963. Edmund Bon pointed out that fatwa rulings or edicts were only applicable to Muslims as decided by a three-man Federal Court bench in 2009 in the case of Sulaiman Takrib.