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End of the road for Haris Ibrahim’s challenge against EC

Activist and lawyer Haris Ibrahim’s attempts to get the courts to compel the Election Commission to provide details on how it reaches or makes a decision to redelineate state and federal electoral constituencies have come to a disappointing end.

This came with Federal Court, led by the top three judges in the country, ruling today that it is not proper for it to grant leave or permission for Haris to challenge the decisions of the Court of Appeal and the High Court on his challenge.

“This is not a proper case for us to answer the questions (of law proposed). Get a better case,” Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif said, in obvious reference to other existing challenges to the EC’s delimitation exercise, in dismissing Haris' appeal...

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