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949 Segamat army voters gazetted, says lawyer

Hafiz Yatim

Published
Modified 6 Mar 2018, 9:04 am

A total of 949 army voters and their spouses have been gazetted as voters in the electoral roll of the Segamat parliamentary constituency, the same day the Court of Appeal allowed the Attorney General's Chambers and Election Commission's appeal regarding the case.

This was disclosed by Michelle Ng, the lawyer for the 48 Segamat voters who had refiled their challenge last week.

"When the Court of Appeal allowed the EC's appeal on Feb 21, they gazetted the 949 voters at the incomplete army camp there as voters (on) the same day of the decision.

"Hence, the AG's Chambers is using these grounds to challenge us from obtaining leave to file a judicial review, as Section 9A of the Election Act stipulates that once a roll has been gazetted, it cannot be challenged before the court," she told reporters...

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