Home > News > Nation
Thursday February 28, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:02:42 PM
by maizatul nazlina
KUALA LUMPUR: A 70-year-old plumber has filed an application for a judicial review in the High Court over his failure to obtain a MyKad.
R. Kolandavaloo filed the application through his lawyers M. Manoharan & Co Thursday.
In the application, he named the Home Minister, the National Registration Department (NRD) director-general and the Government as respondents.
He is seeking a certiorari order to quash the NRD director-general's decision dated Sept 9, 2011 which did not grant him citizenship.
Additionally, he is seeking a mandamus order directing the respondents to issue a citizenship certificate and a MyKad to him.
Kolandavalan is also seeking a declaration that the director-general's decision was ultra-vires and not valid under the law.
In a letter he received dated Sept 9, 2011, the NRD stated that his application for citizenship under article 16 of the Federal Constitution had been rejected on grounds that the applicant was not well-behaved.
He is also seeking for a declaration that he had been registered as a Malaysian citizen under the law.
Kolandavalan has a birth certificate stating that he was born in Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang on July 29, 1943.
He was married to a Malaysian citizen and his four siblings are Malaysian citizens.
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, News, Courts and Crime, MyKad
Shafee obtains fresh injunction, lawyers confirm defamation suit against Bar Council
Man bashed up over borrowed motorcycle helmet
Police to investigate news portal’s chief editor over articles
Cement truck rolls down hill, crushes car in freak accident
Man in Kelantan killed by flying fire extinguisher
The Edge publisher, TMI chief executive arrested for sedition
PAS could be wiped out in next general election, says Kit Siang
Buying sprees to avoid tax
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
Brazilian club abandon World Cup stadium in Salvador
Weekend buffet caters to lovers of seafood and meat
No kinky guests at The Escala
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)