Apex court to decide if voters’ can challenge gazetted electoral roll

Source: FMT News 

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court will decide whether aggrieved voters’ legal challenge against the Election Commission (EC) begins from the time of a gazette notification or communication by letter.

This question came up after a three-man bench led by Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop allowed the EC’s leave application to appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling.

“We feel the legal questions need further argument as they are of public importance,” Ahmad said.

The Federal Court will also determine whether voters could challenge the electoral roll once it has been gazetted.

On July 3, the Court of Appeal kept alive the hopes of three voters who applied for a judicial review of the EC’s decision to alter the boundaries of the Kuala Kubu Baru and Batang Kali constituencies in Selangor. Read more