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Court defers decision on challenge against Segamat army voters

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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur will defer its decision in the challenge filed by a group of Segamat voters against the Election Commission's inclusion of 949 army personnel from a camp still under construction into the electoral roll.

The Attorney-General’s Chambers filed additional written submissions yesterday, citing the failed challenge of a group of Malacca voters against the EC’s ongoing redelineation exercise.

Federal counsel Muzila Arshad confirmed that the submissions pertained to Section 9A of the Elections Act 1958, which prevents judicial challenges on electoral rolls that have already been gazetted.

It was reported two days ago that the 949 army personnel, as well as their spouses, were gazetted as voters in the Segamat parliamentary constituency on the same day that the EC and AGC were allowed to appeal the case...