Petitions for parliamentary seats fixed for March 1


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 Feb 2019

KOTA KINABALU: Election petitions against the 14th General Election results of the parliamentary seats involving two family members of former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman will be heard on March 1.

The Kota Kinabalu court here has fixed March 1 for mention of the petitions for Kimanis, whose MP is Musa’s brother, former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman –and Sipitang, held by Musa’s son, Yamani Hafez.

Syaiful Sfiyyan Sidin, the lawyer for Karim Bujang, the Parti Warisan Sabah’s candidate for Kimanis, said yesterday that the Sibu High Court Judge Datuk Lee Heng Cheong would be hearing the case.

Kota Kinabalu High Court deputy registrar Cindy MC Juce Balitus set the date in chambers.

For the Sipitang seat, the case will be heard by Kuching High Court Judge Azhahari Kamal Ramli.

The date was set by Judicial Commissioner Ismail Brahmin.

On May 9 last year, Anifah had won the Kimanis seat with a 156 vote majority in a three-cornered fight against Karim and Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah’s Jaafar Ismail.

Yamani won Sipitang under the Barisan Nasional ticket with a 852 vote majority.

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