Media Archive 2016

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 yesterday.

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 between them. 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.

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.

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.

High Commissions can be sued over labour disputes, rules High Court

The Star | Lead counsel Edmund Bon said this was the first time a court has decided on the issue, which affects all Malaysians employed by foreign missions. The decision upholds every Malaysian’s right to a livelihood, under Article 5 of the Federal Constitution.

Embassies, High Commissions not above Malaysian labour laws, court rules

New Straits Times | For the first time, the High Court decided that the Director General of Industrial Relations (DGIR) has jurisdiction to deal with representations against embassies and high commissions. Edmund Bon said the DGIR must now arrange a conciliation meeting between his client and the Australian High Commission.

Govt’s human rights moves ‘getting stuck’ with agencies

Malaysiakini | AICHR Malaysia representative Edmund Bon said since Malaysia’s last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in 2013, Wisma Putra had made recommendations that Malaysia should sign up to more human rights conventions, drop its reservations on the conventions that it has already signed, and improve its human rights standards. However, efforts are stalled at the level of implementing agencies. He also urged that AICHR be given a chance to improve human rights in Asean.

DIY Law

BFM | Edmund Bon and Lim Chee Wee spoke about their opposing viewpoints on DIY Law, advocated by the Collective of Applied Law & Legal Realism (CALR), the pro bono arm of AmerBON, Advocates.

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 yesterday.

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 between them. 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.

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.

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.

High Commissions can be sued over labour disputes, rules High Court

The Star | Lead counsel Edmund Bon said this was the first time a court has decided on the issue, which affects all Malaysians employed by foreign missions. The decision upholds every Malaysian’s right to a livelihood, under Article 5 of the Federal Constitution.

Embassies, High Commissions not above Malaysian labour laws, court rules

New Straits Times | For the first time, the High Court decided that the Director General of Industrial Relations (DGIR) has jurisdiction to deal with representations against embassies and high commissions. Edmund Bon said the DGIR must now arrange a conciliation meeting between his client and the Australian High Commission.

Govt’s human rights moves ‘getting stuck’ with agencies

Malaysiakini | AICHR Malaysia representative Edmund Bon said since Malaysia’s last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in 2013, Wisma Putra had made recommendations that Malaysia should sign up to more human rights conventions, drop its reservations on the conventions that it has already signed, and improve its human rights standards. However, efforts are stalled at the level of implementing agencies. He also urged that AICHR be given a chance to improve human rights in Asean.

DIY Law

BFM | Edmund Bon and Lim Chee Wee spoke about their opposing viewpoints on DIY Law, advocated by the Collective of Applied Law & Legal Realism (CALR), the pro bono arm of AmerBON, Advocates.