High Court to decide rep’s application on Aug 22
Posted on August 9, 2012, Thursday
SIBU: The High Court here yesterday deferred its decision to Aug 22 whether to grant Meradong assemblywoman Ting Tze Hui’s leave application to commence proceedings against the Julau/Meradong District Council.
Ting is taking the council to court over its decision to forbid opposition representatives to attend its full council meeting.
Speaking to reporters outside the court yesterday, Ting’s counsel Richard Wong Ho Leng said the leave application was heard ex parte at the chamber.
He said the judge, Datuk Yew Jen Kie, had decided to hear both sides before making any decision.
“And if in the event that the leave is granted, the court will decide a date to hear substantive arguments,” he said.
Wong, who is state Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman, is also Sibu MP and Bukit Assek assemblyman.
Ting had applied for leave under the Rules of High Court 1980, for an Order of Certiorari to remove into the High Court, for the purpose of it being quashed with the resolution passed by the respondent during its meeting held on Feb 24.
The respondent’s resolution forbids representatives from opposition parties to attend any full council meetings in accordance with Section 26(6) of the Local Authorities Ordinance 1996.
The decision was communicated to Ting by letters dated June 8, 2012 and July 10, 2012.
Ting has also applied for leave to commence proceedings for an Order of Mandamus directed at the respondent requiring them to let the applicant to attend full council meetings of the respondent without hindrance pursuant to Section 21(6) of the Local Authorities Ordinance, 1996.