PETALING JAYA: The High Court granted the Selangor government leave for judicial review today to challenge the Election Commission’s proposal to redelineate boundaries.
Selangor government’s counsel Ambiga Sreenevasan was allowed the leave for the judicial review without contest.
“Essentially, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) didn’t raise any objection, so the leave was granted,” she told reporters.
Ambiga said the state was currently seeking a stay from judicial commissioner Azizul Azmi Adnan to stop the EC from holding further inquiries on its proposed redelineation exercise, adding that the AGC had objected against the application.
The Selangor government had filed an inquiry in October against the EC over its proposed redelineation exercise in the state.
The state government is seeking to nullify the notice of the proposed redelineation exercise issued by the EC. It claims the notice violates Article 113(2) and Sections 2(c) and 2(d) of the 13th Schedule of the Federal Constitution.
The state government is also seeking a declaration that the proposed notice was lacking in details and would render voters, local authorities and the state government unable to exercise their constitutional right to make representations.
The Selangor government also wants an order to direct the commission to publish a fresh notice on the proposed exercise.