Free Malaysia Today reports on lawyers supporting and echoing Edmund Bon’s criticism of the Bar being toothless in the face of injustice in his interview with FMT.
Not content with harassing journalists, the Securities Commission now hops on the bandwagon of other law enforcement agencies by trying to harass lawyers accompanying the journalists.
After losing two cases against two of LoyarBurok’s founding members, the Attorney General’s Chambers gives up and concedes defeat before even a witness is tendered. It’s good to know the Attorney General Chambers are improving their abilities.
On 9 December 2007 the eve of World Human Rights Day, the Malaysian government arrested and charged a few lawyers and politicians for being a member of an unlawfully assembly. On this occasion the police and prosecution made one fatal mistake – they also arrested LoyarBurokker Amer Hamzah Arshad. So of course, the Attorney General lost the case.
A follow up to Amer Hamzah’s piece “Ducking at the Court of Appeal?” The Court of Appeal has finally replied the request for its written judgment.
When powers are abused there is no tyranny like them. The abuse of powers by police is a consequence of the bad example set by judges when they refuse to apply the law as it stands or when they apply double standards in their judgments.
In response to lawyer, Amer Hamzah Arshad being manhadled and briefly arrested by police outside court last week, come Wednesday 31st March at 12pm, lawyers will deliver a Memorandum of Protest to the IGP at Bukit Aman. All are welcome to join in this peaceful protest against police brutality and preventive detention laws.
Ini adalah artikel kedua Amer Hamzah Arshad (salah seorang LoyarBurok) dalam kolum “Paksi Kata” di akhbar Suara Keadilan yang menyentuh mengenai krisis perlembagaan negeri Perak dan kepentingan perlembagaan di dalam kehidupan seharian. Ianya juga menerangkan mengapa rakyat seharusnya menghadiri pelancaran Fasa 2 Kempen PerlembagaanKu “Institusi Perlembagaan & Pemisahan Kuasa” pada Januari 15, 2010 di Sunway University College, pukul 4 petang.
Amer Hamzah Arshad dalam kolum “Paksi Kata” di akhbar Suara Keadilan terbitan minggu ini, menerangkan mengapa rakyat seharusnya menghadiri pelancaran Fasa 2 Kempen PerlembagaanKu “Institusi Perlembagaan & Pemisahan Kuasa” pada Januari 15, 2010 di Sunway University College, pukul 4 petang.
Mr. Edmund Bon Tai Soon, a founding member of Loyarburok, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol on 3 April 2005 at approximately at 2:15 a.m. on Jalan Ampang from Jalan Sultan Ismail heading towards Leboh Ampang vide Kuala Lumpur Criminal Magistrate Court Charge No. T1 – P83 – 357 – 2005 pursuant to section 45A(1) the Road Transport Act 1987 (RTA87). Fellow founding member of Loyarburok, Encik Amer Hamzah in his customary manner defended him and successfully persuaded the Magistrate, Tuan Syed Adam AlHabshi. Encik Fahri Azzat discusses the Magistrates decision and explains how close the Attorney General Chambers’ came to proving a prima facie case against Mr. Edmund Bon and having his defence called, and how they eventually lost it. Though this is merely a Magistrate decision, it is the first case in Malaysia in which sections 45A, 45B and 45C RTA87 is considered at length.
Amer Hamzah Arshad’s interview with Off the Edge for the December 2008 issue.