Pandikar urged to delay tabling of redelineation report pending court case

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  • Monday, 19 Mar 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia (pic) has been urged to delay the Election Commission's (EC) seat redelineation report from being presented in Parliament.  

The call was made by DAP's Beruas MP Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham after the Penang government filed an application at the Federal Court on Friday (March 16) for leave to appeal against the EC's redelineation recommendations.  

"This is a pending court case in the Federal Court. So, it will be prejudicial for the Speaker to allow it (redelineation) to be presented for approval.  

"So, the proposed redelineation report must not be presented in Parliament until the Federal Court decides on the eight questions presented by the Penang government," he told reporters during a press conference held at the Parliament lobby on Monday.  

On March 9, the EC submitted its final report on the redelineation exercise of electoral boundaries for parliamentary and state constituencies to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.  

Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, who was present with Ngeh, also proposed that a Parliamentary Select Committee be formed to study the proposed redelineation report before it is presented in Parliament.  

Last Wednesday (March 14), Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hinted that Parliament will be dissolved after the tabling of the redelineation proposal.

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