Selangor loses appeal to challenge re-delineation

Bede Hong

The Court of Appeal finds that the Selangor government has locus standi to bring the action to court. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 29, 2018.

THE Court of Appeal today dismissed the Selangor government’s appeal to challenge the Election Commission’s re-delineation of electoral boundaries, saying the state government’s complaints of gerrymandering and malapportionment are not subject to a trial in the court of law. 

In the judgment read out by justice Vernon Ong, the court ruled that Selangor has locus standi, or the right, to challenge the re-delineation in court. 

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  • Sadly, looking at your article-Malaysian courts have 'washed their hands' and decline jurisdiction. It is Jurisprudence 101, that the rule of law prevails over any legislation. An unjust law that contravenes democracy should be struck down. The last bastion of democracy ie. the judiciary should never give up its power and decides on the merits for the Malaysian people who deserve better. Very sad.

    Posted 3 years ago by Magnolia Chan