Selective expediting of redelineation court cases worries Bar

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Malaysian Bar president George Varughese has raised concern over directives by Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif to expedite legal challenges against the Election Commission's redelineation exercise.

Varughese noted that while the legal challenges in Selangor and Malacca, which have stalled the EC's delineation exercise, were expedited, the appeal of a failed challenge against the EC in Perak, was not.

"If the administration of justice is to be seen as even-handed, the courts must be concerned not only in cases where the decision has gone against the EC, but equally in cases where the EC has won and there is an appeal," he said in a statement last night...

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