Selangor Journal

State Government vs EC delineation case postponed to July 20

BY AFIX REDZUAN
SHAH ALAM, JUNE 20: The Court of Appeal in Putrajaya has postponed the hearing of the case between Selangor Government and the Election Commission (EC) regarding the delineation of electoral boundaries to July 20.
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali informed about the postponement through his Facebook status a while ago.
Quoting Malaysiakini, Tommy Thomas who replaced Ambiga Sreenevasan as the counsel for Selangor Government and Malacca said, the Court of Appeal’s session consisted of Justice Datuk Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid, Tan Sri Idrus Harun and Datuk Hasnah Mohammed Hashim.
“The dates of trial for other cases are difficult to adjust as foreign experts were flown to Malaysia to be summoned as witnesses,” he said.
Thomas said, during the case management on June 9, Ambiga informed the registrar that she has one more case on June 20, but the hearing was maintained on the same date.
The Selangor Government is seeking a declaration that the proposed delineation of electoral boundaries, based on EC’s study in 2016, is unconstitutional and inconsistent with Third Schedule of the Federal Constitution Article 113 (2) Clause 2 (c) and 2 (d), as well as being null and void.
The Selangor government is also seeking a declaration that the EC’s failure to use the latest electoral roll in matters of the delineation is unconstitutional, inconsistent with the Third Schedule of the Federal Constitution, Section 3 and is therefore is null and void.
The applications were filed after the EC’s actions were found to be unconstitutional, inappropriate and irrational base on Article 113 (2) of the Constitution.
The Selangor government is applying for, among others, a declaration that the published notice had no details, where ordinary voters, local authorities or the state government cannot exercise their rights to make representations.

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