Thursday, December 3

Jenapala’s suit against PKR to be heard Monday


KUALA LUMPUR: The suit by former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy secretary-general P Jenapala, seeking an order to declare the party’s election for the post of deputy president as invalid, will be heard on Monday.

The suit will be heard before the High Court (Appellate and Special Powers Division) Judge Datuk Aziah Ali, here.

Jenapala was present in court yesterday to file an affidavit through Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak, to support his originating summons filed on Thursday.

In his affidavit, he said the court should grant an interlocutory injunction to ensure that the three defendants – PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali and secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail – do not go ahead with the election.

He said the three defendants had failed to respond to his letter, dated Sept 27 on the confirmation about his membership in the party, making him eligible to contest for the deputy president’s post.

He said that he had the right to contest because he was a life member of the party.

In his summons, he said that a media statement issued by Saifuddin Nasution on Sept 20, that he had been expelled from PKR, was unfounded because his membership had been verified at the party headquarters on Sept 17.

He claimed that he was never informed by the party about any termination to his membership or any disciplinary action taken against him.

Jenapala is also seeking damages, interest at eight per cent per annum and costs and other relief deemed fit by the court. — Bernama