Hornbill Unleashed

May 13, 2017

Wong: Motion against Dr Ting unpleasant but unavoidable

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

Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh says he was duty bound to move the motion to disqualify Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) yesterday.

Wong said that Dr Ting’s dual citizenship and the declaration of his bankruptcy in Australia must be brought up in the DUN as it is a breach of the constitution for him to be elected a state assemblyman.

Assistant Minister of Transportation Datuk Dr Jerip Susil who seconded the motion concurred with Wong on the ground to disqualify Dr Ting.

“We felt duty bound to bring the a matter up in the august House.  It was an unpleasant duty which we have to do.

“All the documents which I produced during the state assembly meeting are valid. These documents are all found on official websites of Australia.  They were from different Australia authorities,” Wong said at a press conference held at his office in Bangunan Baitulmakmur here yesterday.

He pointed out that possession of dual citizenship is a breach of Article 17(1)(g) of the State Constitution and as such Dr Ting’s situation must be brought up at the DUN sitting.

Wong pointed out that this was not the first time the citizenship of Dr Ting became an issue.

It was first brought to Election Court by BN direct candidate Dato Hii King Chiong after May 7 state election.

“The legal proceedings filed against Dr Ting in the Election Court after the state election did not reach the stage where substantive matter was being examined.”

“I can tell you the verdict was ruled in his (Dr Ting) favour based on technical ground.”

“The substantive issues or matter which was about his dual citizenship status was never brought up for examination.  That was why I brought up the case in the state assembly.”

Dr Ting won with a majority of 1,759 votes after garnering 8,899 votes against Hii’s 7,140 votes, PAS candidate Jofri Jaraiee’s 513 and Independent candidate Fong Pau Teck’s 375 votes in May 7 state election.

After the state election, Hii filed a petition to the Election Court to declare the results null and void and that the candidate with the second highest number of votes to be the winner of the seat.

On Oct 10, the Election Court threw out the petition on technical grounds of failure in compliance with the regulations on submission of election petition.


Source : @ The Borneo Post Online


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6 Comments »

  1. Who gave this stupid idiot Wong Soon Koh the right to inform his party UPP to get ready for a by election? Did the BN chairman said so? Did all BN components decide to give DAP a walk over should there be a by election for Pujut? This stupid and greedy idiot thinks UPP is a component of BN.

    Comment by Mat Som — May 15, 2017 @ 8:13 PM | Reply

    • Let’s see if BN Sarawak is scared to contest or it may outsource the task to Soon Cock’s UPP

      Comment by Richard Lee — May 16, 2017 @ 10:08 PM | Reply

  2. Taib Mahmud’s children have dual citizenship. So is Najib ‘s daughter and stepson. Jho Low probably has triple citizenship and many other Malaysians too . The Malaysian law is very clear but did Wong Soon Koh has the facts in hand that Dr Ting was having dual citizenship or had already denounced his Malaysian citizenship when he stood and won the Pujut state seat in the last election? Soon Koh needs to show proof from the Australian government that Dr Ting did not denounce his Australian citizenship at all and that Dr Ting was not a Malaysian when he stood in the state election. If Wong Soon Koh can’t prove a thing he is screwed and so is his trusted lawyer and secretary general of UPP.

    Comment by Sabri Yaman — May 15, 2017 @ 1:03 PM | Reply

  3. This is definitely ‘ witch hunting ‘ . Come on WSK , do you have the balls to bring up how tons and tons of Malaysia Ringgit are parked in overseas Banks and Properties by BN politicians ??

    Comment by Sii Pai Gong — May 15, 2017 @ 11:41 AM | Reply

  4. As far as Abang Johari is concerned the motion to disqualify the Pujut repressive was tabled by BN friendly representatives . Can evidence downloaded by Wong Soon Koh from Internet and which were not authenticated and verified be admissible in Court should DAP and Pujut elected representative mount a legal challenge?

    Comment by Sabri Yaman — May 13, 2017 @ 1:37 PM | Reply

    • All the self serving fuking scumbags in the Umno Baru controlled Sarawak BN will vote blindly in support of 1MDB financial scandals and MO1. They will vote blindly to disqualify an Opposition representative too for their own self interest and political survival.

      Comment by Awaken Dayak — May 14, 2017 @ 11:11 AM | Reply


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