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Azmin to give EC's local enquiry a miss

Koh Jun Lin
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Selangor Menteri Besar Mohd Azmin Ali will be giving the Election Commission’s (EC) local enquiry a miss tomorrow when he is scheduled to present the state’s objections to the commission’s redelineation proposal.

Instead, his lawyer Ambiga Sreenevasan will be at the Shah Alam High Court to seek an injunction against Azmin’s session at the local enquiry.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya, who is also on Azmin’s legal team together with Ambiga, said this is because the EC did not give adequate notice to Azmin, and he already has other state matters to attend to tomorrow.

“The menteri besar had written to the EC on Jan 2 to ask for two-weeks’ extension as it was a short notice, and that the 30 minutes allocated was certainly not enough for the state to present their case against the redelineation.

“The EC replied on the same day rejecting the request and told the menteri besar they will proceed. So the menteri besar wrote again to inform that he will challenge (this) in court. Hence the hearing is on Monday,” she told Malaysiakini when contacted...

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