July 22 date for 7 groups suing govt over emergency

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Besides a declaration that the emergency is unconstitutional, the groups are also seeking declarations on whether Section 14 of the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance, which suspends Parliament, and Article 150(8) of the federal constitution, which ousts the jurisdiction of the courts, are unconstitutional. – EPA pic, May 3, 2021.

SEVEN civil society groups which have filed a suit against the government to have the state of emergency declared unconstitutional will have their application heard on July 22 in the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Judge Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid fixed the date today.

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