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Syahredzan: Glimmer of hope for legal challenges against electoral roll

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

There is still a glimmer of hope to challenge the electoral roll, despite a section in law which prevents it, said lawyer Syahredzan Johan last night.

Speaking at the “Electoral Reforms Before GE14”, forum organised by the Bersih steering committee at Malaysiakini’s office, Syahredzan was referring to Section 9A of the Elections Act 1958, which prevents the courts from scrutinising the electoral roll once it has been gazetted.

The act was introduced by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, following the Kota Kinabalu Election Court's verdict in 2001 to nullify the 1999 Likas by-election win by BN, over irregularities in the electoral roll...

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