Media Archive 2018

Lens on death penalty

The Star | The impact and effect of the death penalty in Malaysia has long been debated, hence, when lawyers Seira Sacha Abu Bakar and Sherrie Razak heard about Mainthan’s case from their friend, human rights lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad who represented him for his second review application at the Federal Court, they knew straight away that they have to highlight his story in a documentary.

Lawyers: New EC chief Art Harun right man for the job

Malay Mail | Azhar Azizan @ Harun is the right person to lead the Election Commission (EC) and bring about electoral reforms as he is widely known for his integrity, his fellow lawyers have said. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that Azhar is someone who firmly believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and separation of powers.

The troubles of Tommy Thomas

BFM | Edmund Bon, Malaysian Representative of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) urged the government to separate the office of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor, and to be steadfast in implementing law reforms.

Division in the upper house

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on the functions of the House of Senate and possible reforms to keep it relevant.

Did Daim cross the line?

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on Tun Daim’s actions and what it meant for judicial independence.

Groups: ‘Drop Kadir’s charges’

The Star | Various groups are calling for the police to drop its sedition probe against veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin over his blogpost on the King’s expenses. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that the exchange of ideas was needed for the country to move forward and, inevitably, there would be discussions on sensitive issues but the sedition law deterred the public from having discourse on these.

I beg your pardon

BFM | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew walked us through the royal pardon process.

Federal Court declines UM leave to appeal against 5 students

Free Malaysia Today | The Federal Court today dismissed the Universiti Malaya (UM) disciplinary board’s application for leave to appeal against five of its students for their involvement in a talk featuring Anwar Ibrahim in October, 2014. Lawyer Edmund Bon and New Sin Yew represented the students while Kadar Abdullah appeared for the board.

Keputusan batal saman Puncak Niaga Februari

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Tinggi menetapkan 22 Februari depan untuk keputusan permohonan Kerajaan Negeri dan bekas Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim untuk membatalkan saman RM14 bilion daripada Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad. New Sin Yew mewakili Khalid selaku defendan pertama.

Lorry driver to hang for trafficking over 45kg of drugs

The Sun Daily | A lorry driver was sent to the gallows by the High Court here today after being found guilty of two counts of trafficking over 45 kg of drugs, two years ago. Gopi Kumar was represented by counsel New Sin Yew.

Lens on death penalty

The Star | The impact and effect of the death penalty in Malaysia has long been debated, hence, when lawyers Seira Sacha Abu Bakar and Sherrie Razak heard about Mainthan’s case from their friend, human rights lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad who represented him for his second review application at the Federal Court, they knew straight away that they have to highlight his story in a documentary.

Lawyers: New EC chief Art Harun right man for the job

Malay Mail | Azhar Azizan @ Harun is the right person to lead the Election Commission (EC) and bring about electoral reforms as he is widely known for his integrity, his fellow lawyers have said. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that Azhar is someone who firmly believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and separation of powers.

The troubles of Tommy Thomas

BFM | Edmund Bon, Malaysian Representative of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) urged the government to separate the office of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor, and to be steadfast in implementing law reforms.

Division in the upper house

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on the functions of the House of Senate and possible reforms to keep it relevant.

Did Daim cross the line?

BFM | New Sin Yew shared his views on Tun Daim’s actions and what it meant for judicial independence.

Groups: ‘Drop Kadir’s charges’

The Star | Various groups are calling for the police to drop its sedition probe against veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin over his blogpost on the King’s expenses. Lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said that the exchange of ideas was needed for the country to move forward and, inevitably, there would be discussions on sensitive issues but the sedition law deterred the public from having discourse on these.

I beg your pardon

BFM | Constitutional lawyer New Sin Yew walked us through the royal pardon process.

Federal Court declines UM leave to appeal against 5 students

Free Malaysia Today | The Federal Court today dismissed the Universiti Malaya (UM) disciplinary board’s application for leave to appeal against five of its students for their involvement in a talk featuring Anwar Ibrahim in October, 2014. Lawyer Edmund Bon and New Sin Yew represented the students while Kadar Abdullah appeared for the board.

Keputusan batal saman Puncak Niaga Februari

Sinar Harian | Mahkamah Tinggi menetapkan 22 Februari depan untuk keputusan permohonan Kerajaan Negeri dan bekas Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim untuk membatalkan saman RM14 bilion daripada Puncak Niaga Holdings Berhad. New Sin Yew mewakili Khalid selaku defendan pertama.

Lorry driver to hang for trafficking over 45kg of drugs

The Sun Daily | A lorry driver was sent to the gallows by the High Court here today after being found guilty of two counts of trafficking over 45 kg of drugs, two years ago. Gopi Kumar was represented by counsel New Sin Yew.