Muhyiddin hopes he won’t suffer same fate as Rafizi

The Star | Muhyiddin’s lawyers, Amer Hamzah Arshad and Azhar Harun, said they hoped there will not be any further investigations because whatever was said and done was done in Muhyiddin’s capacity as a Parliamentarian.

Muhyiddin hopes to avoid Rafizi’s fate

Free Malaysia Today | Muhyiddin Yassin is being probed under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Sedition Act. According to his lawyer, Amer Hamzah Arshad, the Pagoh MP was questioned for his parliamentary speech on Oct 26 which divulged 1MDB information.

Defence in Sosilawati case asked to obtain initial judgment

The Star | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad told reporters there were discrepancies in the final record of appeal and the copies of the written judgment that were handed out to the parties involved on the actual decision date on April 30, 2012.

Malaysiakini lodges police report

The Star | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that the Red Shirts had no legal right to insist on any explanation from Malaysiakini or any other organisation, and may be tantamount to criminal intimidation.

Lawyers: Parliamentary immunity extends to OSA offences

The Star | Parliamentary privilege that protects lawmakers from criminal and civil liability for what they say inside the Dewan Rakyat extends to offences under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), said legal experts. One exception is when an MP is charged with an offence under the Sedition Act 1948, as amended by the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No. 45, 1970, said New Sin Yew.

Born out of wedlock to a Muslim father, woman refuses to be subject to Shariah laws

Malay Mail | “Her Constitutional right to religious freedom and disposition of property are all adversely affected. She cannot go to the Shariah court as, by law, she is not even a Muslim in the first place. Thus there is no question of leaving Islam… she won’t be able to get married to a person of her choice,” Rosliza’s lawyer, Aston Paiva, told Malay Mail Online.

Court directs ex-CEO and private college to settle suit

The Star | The High Court has asked a former chief executive officer, who is seeking protection as a whistleblower, and his ex-employer to try and resolve the lawsuit, his lawyer Sarah-Ann Yong said. His lead counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad contended that Dr Syed Omar raised the issue of financial irregularities to IPB’s chairman and the council before going to the authorities.

Federal Court to hear Sosilawati murder case appeal on Oct 31

Malaysiakini | The Federal Court has set seven days to hear an appeal by four men convicted for the murder of cosmetics millionairess Sosilawati Lawiya and three of her aides. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, counsel for one of the men, R. Matan, said the court would hear the appeal from Oct 31 to Nov 8 excluding the weekend.

Court declares ban on Bersih yellow T-shirt ‘unreasonable’

Malaysiakini | Fellow steering committee member and lawyer, New Sin Yew, who appeared with lead counsel Edmund Bon, said the decision meant that police could not use the order by the home minister to arrest anyone possessing the yellow Bersih T-shirt.

High Court quashes UM’s action on five students

Malaysiakini | The High Court ruled that when the UM disciplinary board met with the appeals board on the students’ appeal, it was done without the students’ presence. New Sin Yew represented the five students.

Mahkamah Tinggi batal keputusan UM terhadap lima siswa

Malaysiakini | Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam membenarkan permohonan semakan kehakiman bagi membatalkan keputusan lembaga disiplin UM yang didapati tidak dijalankan mengikut tatatertib. Lima pelajar didenda atau digantung kerana menganjurkan dan menyertai perhimpunan bekas Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim. Mereka diwakili peguam New Sin Yew.

Improving Malaysia’s profile

The Star | Edmund Bon, human rights defender and advocate who spent much time at odds with the Malaysian Government, was surprisingly appointed as Malaysia’s new representative to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). The Star spoke to Edmund on his appointment.

7 Malaysian human rights lawyers you should know

Office Parrots | No stranger to headlines, Edmund Bon has cemented himself as a staunch advocate of human rights in Malaysia. He is also a co-founder of LoyarBurok.com, a platform to fill the lacunae of political objectiveness in the mainstream media.

Three, including Land & Mines assistant director, freed of land forgery charge

New Straits Times | Three men were freed by the Sessions Court today over forgery in changing ownership of a piece of land nine years ago. Lawyer Amer Hamzah who represented the first accused informed the court that a representation letter was submitted for a discharge and acquittal of the three accused under section 254(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Muhyiddin hopes he won’t suffer same fate as Rafizi

The Star | Muhyiddin’s lawyers, Amer Hamzah Arshad and Azhar Harun, said they hoped there will not be any further investigations because whatever was said and done was done in Muhyiddin’s capacity as a Parliamentarian.

Muhyiddin hopes to avoid Rafizi’s fate

Free Malaysia Today | Muhyiddin Yassin is being probed under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Sedition Act. According to his lawyer, Amer Hamzah Arshad, the Pagoh MP was questioned for his parliamentary speech on Oct 26 which divulged 1MDB information.

Defence in Sosilawati case asked to obtain initial judgment

The Star | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad told reporters there were discrepancies in the final record of appeal and the copies of the written judgment that were handed out to the parties involved on the actual decision date on April 30, 2012.

Malaysiakini lodges police report

The Star | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that the Red Shirts had no legal right to insist on any explanation from Malaysiakini or any other organisation, and may be tantamount to criminal intimidation.

Lawyers: Parliamentary immunity extends to OSA offences

The Star | Parliamentary privilege that protects lawmakers from criminal and civil liability for what they say inside the Dewan Rakyat extends to offences under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), said legal experts. One exception is when an MP is charged with an offence under the Sedition Act 1948, as amended by the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance No. 45, 1970, said New Sin Yew.

Born out of wedlock to a Muslim father, woman refuses to be subject to Shariah laws

Malay Mail | “Her Constitutional right to religious freedom and disposition of property are all adversely affected. She cannot go to the Shariah court as, by law, she is not even a Muslim in the first place. Thus there is no question of leaving Islam… she won’t be able to get married to a person of her choice,” Rosliza’s lawyer, Aston Paiva, told Malay Mail Online.

Court directs ex-CEO and private college to settle suit

The Star | The High Court has asked a former chief executive officer, who is seeking protection as a whistleblower, and his ex-employer to try and resolve the lawsuit, his lawyer Sarah-Ann Yong said. His lead counsel Amer Hamzah Arshad contended that Dr Syed Omar raised the issue of financial irregularities to IPB’s chairman and the council before going to the authorities.

Federal Court to hear Sosilawati murder case appeal on Oct 31

Malaysiakini | The Federal Court has set seven days to hear an appeal by four men convicted for the murder of cosmetics millionairess Sosilawati Lawiya and three of her aides. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad, counsel for one of the men, R. Matan, said the court would hear the appeal from Oct 31 to Nov 8 excluding the weekend.

Court declares ban on Bersih yellow T-shirt ‘unreasonable’

Malaysiakini | Fellow steering committee member and lawyer, New Sin Yew, who appeared with lead counsel Edmund Bon, said the decision meant that police could not use the order by the home minister to arrest anyone possessing the yellow Bersih T-shirt.

High Court quashes UM’s action on five students

Malaysiakini | The High Court ruled that when the UM disciplinary board met with the appeals board on the students’ appeal, it was done without the students’ presence. New Sin Yew represented the five students.

Mahkamah Tinggi batal keputusan UM terhadap lima siswa

Malaysiakini | Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam membenarkan permohonan semakan kehakiman bagi membatalkan keputusan lembaga disiplin UM yang didapati tidak dijalankan mengikut tatatertib. Lima pelajar didenda atau digantung kerana menganjurkan dan menyertai perhimpunan bekas Ketua Pembangkang Anwar Ibrahim. Mereka diwakili peguam New Sin Yew.

Improving Malaysia’s profile

The Star | Edmund Bon, human rights defender and advocate who spent much time at odds with the Malaysian Government, was surprisingly appointed as Malaysia’s new representative to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). The Star spoke to Edmund on his appointment.

7 Malaysian human rights lawyers you should know

Office Parrots | No stranger to headlines, Edmund Bon has cemented himself as a staunch advocate of human rights in Malaysia. He is also a co-founder of LoyarBurok.com, a platform to fill the lacunae of political objectiveness in the mainstream media.

Three, including Land & Mines assistant director, freed of land forgery charge

New Straits Times | Three men were freed by the Sessions Court today over forgery in changing ownership of a piece of land nine years ago. Lawyer Amer Hamzah who represented the first accused informed the court that a representation letter was submitted for a discharge and acquittal of the three accused under section 254(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code.