Court Dismisses DAP Reps’ Appeal Over Re-Delineation Exercise

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 – Two DAP MPs from Perak lost their appeal in the Court of Appeals today against a High Court decision disallowing their leave to commence a judicial review application over proposed recommendations for an electoral re-delineation exercise in their constituencies.

Justice Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh, leading a three-man bench, in a unanimous decision dismissed the appeal brought by Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran and Ipoh Timur MP Thomas Su Keong Siong. “We are of the opinion the process of re-delineation is not amenable to judicial review,” said Justice Mohd Zawawi, who presided with Justices Datuk Abdul Rahman Sebli and Datuk Kamardin Hashim.

He upheld the decision of the High Court which denied leave to both MPs to commence a judicial review application seeking to quash the second proposed recommendations of the Election Commission for an electoral re-delineation exercise. Justice Datuk Che Ruzima Ghazali of the Ipoh High Court had, in May this year, refused to grant leave to initiate the judicial review application on the two constituencies, ruling that the application was frivolous and vexatious. — Bernama

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