Judge sets Nov 14 for clarification in KL city parking charge case

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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur has fixed Nov 14 for a clarification on Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Consumer Association (KLSCA) to challenge the appointment of a company by Kuala Lumpur City Hall to manage and collect parking fees which have been hiked last year in the capital.

This follows after Justice Azizah Nawawi heard submissions from Teresa's counsel Sankara Nair and the lawyer representing the company, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan, S S Ruben today.

Justice Azizah had several months ago decided that Kok and the president of the KLSCA, Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman, cannot challenge the increase in parking rates by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, as this is a policy decision which the court cannot encroach when granting leave for judicial review. This decision was made in May this year.

Kok and Yusof named the Kuala Lumpur mayor and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan as respondents following the sharp hike in parking rates effective July 18, last year while the Yayasan was appointed to manage and collect parking...

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