Convent Bukit Nanas withdraws judicial review bid

KUALA LUMPUR: SMK Convent Bukit Nanas (CBN) has withdrawn its legal challenge over the school’s land lease following the government’s decision to renew the lease for the next 60 years.

Lawyer Damien Chan, part of the team representing the school, told journalists that they have received the official letter from the government regarding the lease extension.

“Accordingly, we have filed a notice of discontinuance with regard to the judicial review proceeding in court, ” he said yesterday.

Lawyer Ian Hannibal appeared for the school while Senior Federal Counsel M. Kogilambigai appeared for the respondent during case management before senior deputy registrar Nur Aslamiah Jamil via online proceedings.

The official letter on the lease extension, sighted by The Star, was dated May 31 and signed by the Federal Territories Land and Mines director Datuk Muhammad Yasir Yahya.

On April 19, CBN was granted leave by the High Court here to initiate the judicial review proceeding against the non-renewal of its land lease which was due to expire on Sept 6.

The school filed the leave for judicial review application on April 7 and named the Federal Territories Lands and Mines director as the sole respondent.

The application was filed on behalf of the Lady Superior of the Society of Saint Maur, which is the corporate entity operating CBN.

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