PUTRAJAYA – The Court of Appeal today set aside a lower court’s order to stay the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation process, allowing it to continue conducting local enquiries in Selangor.
In a majority decision, a three-member bench at the appellate court led by Tan Sri Idrus Harun said that there were merits in the EC’s application to set aside the stay order which was previously issued by the High Court, following a judicial review challenge by the Selangor state government against the redelineation process.
The High Court had earlier granted a stay to the state government, pending the latter exhausting its appeal after losing its judicial review bid to have the EC’s redelineation declared unconstitutional.
The state government had repeatedly expressed its concern that the appeal would be rendered “academic” if the EC was allowed to push through with the redelineation in the interim period.
– Malay Mail