Hornbill Unleashed

June 8, 2017

June 15 case management for Anwar’s Pardons Board suit

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

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur has fixed June 15 for another case management on former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s reference of a question of law to the Federal Court on his challenge to the justiciability of the Pardons Board decision against him.

Court registrar Norazlin Othman set the date when the matter came up for a case management today. Anwar was represented by lawyer Latheefa Koya.

The Court of Appeal had, last January, allowed Anwar’s appeal to raise the question before the Federal Court.

The question of law posed was whether the decision by the Pardons Board can be challenged via judicial review following its process to arrive at its decision to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the ruler, and whether the Juraimi Hassan and Sim Kie Choon cases were correctly decided.

Juraimi was the caretaker involved in the Mona Fandey case.

Anwar, his wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and two of their daughters named the Pardons Board in the judicial review application to refer the question of law to the Federal Court.

High Court judge Nor Bee Ariffin dismissed their application after it allowed a preliminary objection by the Attorney-General’s Chambers, which appeared for the board.

The board claimed it rejected Anwar’s application under Rule 113 of the Prisons Regulations 2000.

However, Anwar and his family denied making any application under that provision.

Source : Malaysiakini by Hafiz Yatim



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