Selangor Journal

Postpone redelineation

SUBANG JAYA, DEC 18: The Selangor State Assembly Speaker Hannah Yeoh said that the Election Commission (EC) needs to hold on to legal principals and ethics in line with the suspension order issued by the Kuala Lumpur Civil High Court.
Welcoming the decision, Yeoh said the initiative taken by the State Government bringing the issue to court was relevant based on existing laws.
“The objection and actions by the State Government worked well to stop the re-delineation exercise.
“I welcome the court’s decision, and hope that the EC will respect the principle and abide by the legal context decided by the court,” she said.
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, along with other State Government leaders had earlier attended the proceedings at the High Court.
The High Court allowed the Selangor State Government’s motion to suspend the EC’s exercise to redelineate the Parliamentary and State constituencies.
Court Commissioner Azizul Azmi Adnan made the decision after finding that the state government followed all rules regarding the motion and there were special circumstances to allow the suspension. Azizul also said the Selangor government had the right to object to the proposed redelineation.
The court allowed the temporary suspension while waiting for the motion to be heard on January 20, 2017.

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