‘No’ to Penang local government elections


PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has declared that the Penang state government has no jurisdiction to hold local government elections.

Court of Appeal president Justice Raus Sharif said the state government had exceeded its jurisdiction by unilaterally exempting the application of Section 15 of the Local Government Act 1976 to the whole of Penang.

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