Possible judicial review on Sabah dissolution


IF LEAVE is granted, there is a possibility that the judicial review regarding the Sabah Legislative Assembly dissolution will be deliberated by the Kota Kinabalu High Court today.

The applicants’ counsel Tengku Fuad Tengku Ahmad, after the clarification hearing on submissions on Monday, said Judicial Commissioner Leonard David Shim had indicated that the judicial review would be heard straight away if leave is granted, whether the applicants request for a stay of proclamation or not.

Tengku Fuad is the counsel for former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman and 32 other assemblymen, who are applying for the judicial review on the proclamation by the Yang Dipertua Negeri to dissolve the Sabah State Assembly.

He also indicated that a stay on the proclamation would be requested immediately if leave is granted.

However, what happens in the event that the leave is not granted?

In this scenario, Sabah Law Society president Roger Chin said the applicants could still make an appeal.

“Moreover, the applicants can request for a certificate of urgency when they file for an appeal (if application for judicial review is dismissed). The certificate of urgency allows for their appeal to be heard as soon as possible, probably within a week,” he said.