Hornbill Unleashed

May 13, 2017

DAP can file injunction to stop Dr Ting’s disqualification

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

The by-election in Pujut following the disqualification of Dr Ting Tiong Choon (DAP) as the elected representative in the constituency can still be stopped through a court injunction.

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah pointed out that State Legislative Council (DUN) Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said that DAP can file an injunction to stop the by-election.

“As it is now, a decision (to disqualify Dr Ting) as an elected representative has been made and it is up to Election Commission to decide on the date of the by election if there is a letter from the Speaker (DUN) Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar to say that the seat is already vacant by virtue of it being voted in DUN.

“And if there is a letter from the Speaker, EC has to respect the letter and have to fix the date for the by-election,” he told reporters at DUN lobby yesterday.

However, Abdul Karim said that if DAP want to stop the by-election, they have to file an injunction in court.

Meanwhile, state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen,who is also Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman, when asked whether the party will challenge the decision made by DUN, said the party will look into it.

“We will look into it from the legal perspective whether the decision (by DUN) can be challenged in court,” he said.

Source : @ The Borneo Post Online


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