Mat Sabu and Umno file against election decisions


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008

KUALA TERENGGANU: Four more election petitions were filed at the High Court here yesterday.

The first petition was filed by the counsel for PAS vice-president Ahmad Sabu, who lost in the contest for the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat in the March 8 general election.

Ahmad was represented by his lawyer Mohd Kamaruzaman Abdul Wahab who sought to quash 1,085 postal votes that were claimed to have contained many statutory discrepancies.

Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Razali Ismail obtained 32,562 votes in the general election, defeating Ahmad who garnered 31,934 votes to win the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat.

Later, the state Umno, represented by the legal firm Ahmad Shahabuddin & Co, filed election petitions for the Marang parliamentary seat, and the Rhu Rendang and Manir state constituency seats.

State Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Rosol Wahid said that Umno had sought to disregard the results for the three constituencies in view of the violence and intimidation including the unlawful seizure of voters’ MyKad.

“There was infringement of the democratic rights of electorates during polling day at these parliamentary and state seats.

“We also have police reports to back our claims,” he said.

For the Marang parliamant and Rhu Rendang state constituencies, Umno has named Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as the first respondent, while for the Manir state seat, it is Datuk Harun Taib.

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