Selangor voters file judicial review application over redelineation issue

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  • Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018

PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 together with 107 individuals have filed a judicial review application to challenge the Election Commission's redelineation report.

At a press conference here on Wednesday, Bersih 2.0 acting chairman Shahrul Aman said the 107 individuals represented over 10,000 voters in Selangor from 11 parliamentary and 16 state constituencies.

Apart from the EC, the application also named Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia as respondents.

"This case was filed because the EC failed to conduct a local inquiry for the groups in this case, even though they submitted their objections," he said.

Shahrul added that the right to a local inquiry is allocated under Section 5 of the 13th Schedule of the Federal Constitution.

Each applicant represents a group of over 100 voters which had submitted objections to the EC during the second recommendation exhibition held from Jan 15 to Feb 14 this year.

According to Shahrul, the EC did not inform them of the status of their representation or the local inquiry despite them sending two official letters to the EC on Feb 28 and March 12.

The application is also seeking a stay order against any tabling, discussion, debate or voting in Parliament regarding the final report of the redelineation exercise.

On March 9, the EC announced the completion of its redelineation study and presented the final report to the Prime Minister.

Also present at the event were Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, Sri Andalas assemblyman and Selangor Pakatan Harapan election director Dr Xavier Jayakumar, as well as former Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah.

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