PERAK: V. Sivakumar refiles for judicial review

The other day, private lawyers were refused to represent Sivakumar the Perak Assembly speaker. We were made to understand, state official going to court on official matter has to be represented by state legal advisor. Now, Sivakumar really wish to see a fresh elections for the three state seats namely; Behrang, Changkat Jering and Jelapang.

2. I honestly do not know their level of confidence on electorate swing. For now, it seems that their confidence [pakatan] is brimming to the tip. I suppose it really depends so much on the momentum. There is real need for pakatan to push the whole community not about their ability, wisdom and good governance but rather on issues to hate barisan nasional as the most wicked, dangerous and crazy coalition and government the country ever come across.

3. Like it not, we had been living within the barisan nasional tenure since born, unless we think Pakatan can do better and BN is somewhat a spent force and too complacent, by all mean, parade Anwar as the pakatan's maskot to the throne. I have not come across his brilliant idea on combating economic downturn other than saying, Najib's mini budget is too late.

Good Luck Sivakumar.

V. Sivakumar refiles for judicial review
Mac 11 2009
The new straits times

Perak legislative assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar yesterday filed a judicial review application against three assemblymen who turned independent and the Election Commission.
Sivakumar, who filed the application in person at the Kuala Lumpur High Court registry, wants the commission to hold fresh elections in the state assembly seats of Behrang, Changkat Jering and Jelapang.

A similar application with a similar remedy was also filed by three former executive councillors and three voters against the assemblymen: Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang), Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (Changkat Jering) and Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang).

The former exco members were Chen Fook Chye, Tai Sing Ng and A.Sivanesan, while the voters were Ahmad Sabry Wahab (Behrang), Abdul Latif Ariffin (Changkat Jering) and Foo Hon Wai (Jelapang).

In both applications, Jamaluddin, Mohd Osman, Hee and the commission were named as respondents.
The 10-month old Pakatan Rakyat government collapsed early last month after Jamaluddin, Osman and Hee said they would support the Barisan Nasional. The BN, which has 28 assemblymen, then formed the government with the support of the independent assemblymen.

Pakatan, too, has 28 elected representatives.

Sivakumar, the former executive councillors and the voters want the respondents to show cause under what authority they were still assemblymen for their respective constituencies.

They also want the seats to be declared vacated and the commission directed to conduct fresh polls.

On Feb 3, Sivakumar notified the commission that the three seats were vacant after purportedly receiving letters that Jamaluddin, Mohd Osman and Hee had resigned as assemblymen.

However, the commission doubted the resignations and refused to hold by-elections for the seats.

Subsequently, Sivakumar filed an application for judicial review in the Ipoh High Court against the three assemblymen and the commission.

He told reporters yesterday that the application filed in Ipoh was withdrawn last week as "events had been overtaken by time" and had became academic.


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