Court allows objection by BN's Jempol MP, dismisses election petition

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018

SEREMBAN (Bernama): The Special Election Court here dismissed an election petition filed by PKR candidate Kamarulzaman Kamdias to quash the 14th General Election result for the Jempol parliamentary constituency.

Judge Datuk Azimah Omar made the decision after allowing a preliminary objection by Barisan Nasional Jempol MP Datuk Mohd Salim Mohd Sharif against the election petition on Wednesday (Sept 12).

Azimah allowed the objection after finding the petition filed by Kamarulzaman was defective and not in compliance with the Election Offences Act 1954.

"As such, the preliminary objection (by the first respondent) is allowed and the petition is dismissed," she added.

Meanwhile, lawyer Hanif Kathri, representing Kamarulzaman, said he would get instruction from his client whether or not to appeal against the decision.

Kamarulzaman filed the petition last June 12.

He named Mohd Salim, returning officer Datuk Zazali Salehudin and the Election Commission as the respondents. – Bernama