Sunday, July 5

File further affidavit in opposition, EC told

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KUCHING: The High Court here ordered the Election Commission (EC) to file further affidavit in opposition if there is any by March 26 for a judicial review filed by two voters to declare its notice of proposed recommendations for constituency re-delineation null and void.

Justice Yew Jen Kie made the order yesterday after being told that EC chairman had filed the affidavit in opposition on March 6 and the reply was made by the applicants, namely Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How and Pauls Baya from Baram, on March 17.

The judge instructed both parties to file and mutually exchange their written submission on April 9 while reply to the submissions was set for April 23.

She further set May 15 as the tentative date for the decision on the submission.

See represented himself along with two co-counsels namely Desmond Kho and Jamilah Baharuddin while Senior Federal Counsels Shamsul Bolhassan and Azizan Md Arshad appeared for the respondents.