Warisan's three election petitions to be heard in September and October

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  • Friday, 13 Jul 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Election petitions filed by Parti Warisan Sabah to challenge the GE14 results of one parliamentary constituency and two state seats will be heard in September and October this year.

The cases came up for mention before the Election Court's Justice Lee Heng Cheong at the Kota Kinabalu High Court here on Friday (July 13).

Justice Lee instructed the Election Commission (EC) and respective returning officers (RO) for the constituencies to appoint lawyers by July 27.

Lee also told the winning candidates for the parliamentary constituency of Sipitang (Yamani Hafez Musa, Barisan Nasional-Umno), and the state seats of Kundasang (Datuk Joachim Gunsalam, Barisan-PBS) and Sook (Datuk Ellron Angin from Barisan-PBRS) to file their preliminary objections by Aug 1, Aug 3 and Aug 8 respectively.

He set Oct 22 to 26 for the Sipitang case, October 8 to 12 for the Kundasang hearing, and Sept 24 to 28 for Sook.

Sipitang was won by Tan Sri Musa Aman's son, Yamani, with a 852-vote majority. Gunsalam won Kundasang by 255 votes, while Angin won Sook with a 4,485 vote-majority.

These are among nine election petitions filed by Warisan (eight) and PKR (one).

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