Media Archive 2017

Human rights activist Lena Hendry, prosecution withdraw their appeals

The Star | The High Court has struck out an appeal by the prosecution against the sentence meted out to human rights activist Lena Hendry for screening a Sri Lankan civil war documentary that had not been approved by the Censorship Board. Hendry’s counsel was New Sin Yew.

End harassment against Lena Hendry, rights group urges

Free Malaysia Today | A human rights group today voiced hope that the public prosecutor’s agreement to withdraw its appeal to the conviction of Lena Hendry would signal an end to the “harassment and intimidation” against the activist.

Experts against new drugs Bill

The Star | Criminal lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad suggested that a better amendment would be to make the requirement for a certificate a separate scenario for the court to consider whether to impose life imprisonment or not.

Govt panned for over-reacting to request for RCI on 1MDB

Free Malaysia Today | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said the government was over-reacting and hoped the various authorities would not carry out investigations on the said individual simply because the DPM’s office was calling for it.

KL’s homeless living in fear as Sea Games clean-up starts

The Malaysian Insight | Operators of soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur have voiced concerns that the homeless community in the city is choosing to go hungry out of fear of being arrested, following an increase in raids ahead of the Sea Games next month.

Court quashes lawyer’s appeal

The Star | The Federal Court ruled against creating an exception in lawyer-client privilege over the case of a lawyer attempting to reveal privileged information to defend himself.

Top 10 Most Viewed Law Firms Employers Of 2016

Office Parrots | Self-styled ‘Legal Mercenaries With a Conscience’, AmerBON, Advocates are a new law commune with a reputation for providing pro bono legal services and representation for the needy, particularly in matters of public interest and human rights.

Human rights activist Lena Hendry, prosecution withdraw their appeals

The Star | The High Court has struck out an appeal by the prosecution against the sentence meted out to human rights activist Lena Hendry for screening a Sri Lankan civil war documentary that had not been approved by the Censorship Board. Hendry’s counsel was New Sin Yew.

End harassment against Lena Hendry, rights group urges

Free Malaysia Today | A human rights group today voiced hope that the public prosecutor’s agreement to withdraw its appeal to the conviction of Lena Hendry would signal an end to the “harassment and intimidation” against the activist.

Experts against new drugs Bill

The Star | Criminal lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad suggested that a better amendment would be to make the requirement for a certificate a separate scenario for the court to consider whether to impose life imprisonment or not.

Govt panned for over-reacting to request for RCI on 1MDB

Free Malaysia Today | Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said the government was over-reacting and hoped the various authorities would not carry out investigations on the said individual simply because the DPM’s office was calling for it.

KL’s homeless living in fear as Sea Games clean-up starts

The Malaysian Insight | Operators of soup kitchens in Kuala Lumpur have voiced concerns that the homeless community in the city is choosing to go hungry out of fear of being arrested, following an increase in raids ahead of the Sea Games next month.

Court quashes lawyer’s appeal

The Star | The Federal Court ruled against creating an exception in lawyer-client privilege over the case of a lawyer attempting to reveal privileged information to defend himself.

Top 10 Most Viewed Law Firms Employers Of 2016

Office Parrots | Self-styled ‘Legal Mercenaries With a Conscience’, AmerBON, Advocates are a new law commune with a reputation for providing pro bono legal services and representation for the needy, particularly in matters of public interest and human rights.