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EC looking to strike out Streram's RM7.6m misfeasance suit

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Election Commission is looking to strike out the misfeasance suit filed by PKR's intended candidate for Rantau Dr S Streram over his inability to contest the state seat in the 14th general election.

The EC and returning officer Amino Agos Suyub, through their lawyer Sathya Kumardas, told judicial commissioner Darryl Goon today that the High Court has no jurisdiction to hear the suit – saying that the matter should be heard before an election court, as it concerns election laws.

The lawyer also told Goon in chambers that the relief being sought by Streram is a misconception, as the would-be candidate had already filed a separate election petition at the election court – making the suit an abuse of the court process...

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