Friday, February 7, 2014

Court throws out Pakatan’s bid to nullify results of parliamentary contests in GE13

BY V. ANBALAGAN
FEBRUARY 07, 2014
The indelible ink fiasco was the basis for Pakatan Rakyat's attempt to get the courts to nullify last year's general election. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 7, 2014.The indelible ink fiasco was the basis for Pakatan Rakyat's attempt to get the courts to nullify last year's general election. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 7, 2014.Pakatan Rakyat's attempt to nullify the election results in all 222 parliamentary seats ended today after the High Court allowed an application by the Election Commission (EC) to strike out the suit.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled that it was wrong for the opposition and several defeated candidates to challenge the election results in a civil court.
This means the merit of the case where witnesses would be called to testify in a trial, will now not materialise.

On July 15, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) asked the court to set aside results of all parliamentary seats, as well as to disband the current EC leadership and conduct fresh polls.
The EC has taken the stand that the High Court has no civil jurisdiction to declare election results as illegal.
In its statement of claim, PR said the unprecedented move was necessary due to the indelible ink fiasco which it said caused massive cheating in the polls.
Apart from PKR, DAP and PAS, the other plaintiffs in this action are opposition candidates Dzulkefly Ahmad, M. Manogaran, Saifuddin Nasution and voters Arifin Rahman and R. Rajoo. – February 7, 2014.
~ The Malaysian Insider

1 comment:

Winston Yap said...

The Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled that it was wrong for the opposition and several defeated candidates to challenge the election results in a civil court. - End of quote

Then, what alternative action can be taken??
There certainly must be recourse in our laws to address any wrongs of whatever type!!!!!