Court allows suit challenging DBKL parking appointment

The civil lawsuit contends that Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan's appointment is unlawful and must be quashed.

THE High Court has allowed Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Federal Territory Consumers Association president Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman to challenge Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s decision to appoint Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan to manage city parking.

The duo named Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz and Kuala Lumpur City Hall as defendants in their suit.

Counsel S. N. Nair, who acted for Kok and Mohd Yusof, said the appointment of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan was arbitrary and in breach of the Ministry of Finance's circular in 2014.

“The circular letter provides that any procurement of services, works, supplies worth between RM50,000 to RM500,000 shall be done by calling of quotation, while those that are worth more than RM500,000 and up to RM30mil shall be done through a tender process," he said.

“The appointment of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan were made on the basis of policy decision. So, the appointment is unlawful and must be quashed," Nair argued.

"This is good enough because  if we are able to prove the appointment is unlawful, all else related must be reverted,” he said. 

The appointment of Yayasan Wialayah Persekutuan was one of the five points raised by the plaintiffs. The other points, including the hike in parking charges, were disallowed. 

Justice Azizah Nawawi fixed June 13 for case management.
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