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.

AmerBON, Advocates: Legal Mercenaries With a Conscience

AmerBON, Advocates: Legal mercenaries with a conscience

Office Parrots | Long-time lawyers Edmund Bon Tai Soon and Amer Hamzah bin Arshad never really felt like they fit in the corporate world of medium-sized commercial firms, with their penchant for eschewing the typical lawyer dress code and passion for pro bono legal work being frowned upon by certain elders. Sometimes branded by others as somewhat ‘dysfunctional’, in Edmund’s own words, they have found in each other a shared sense of justice, ideas, and complementary value systems and work ethics.

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.

AmerBON, Advocates: Legal Mercenaries With a Conscience

AmerBON, Advocates: Legal mercenaries with a conscience

Office Parrots | Long-time lawyers Edmund Bon Tai Soon and Amer Hamzah bin Arshad never really felt like they fit in the corporate world of medium-sized commercial firms, with their penchant for eschewing the typical lawyer dress code and passion for pro bono legal work being frowned upon by certain elders. Sometimes branded by others as somewhat ‘dysfunctional’, in Edmund’s own words, they have found in each other a shared sense of justice, ideas, and complementary value systems and work ethics.