Court fixes Aug 14 to hear MPs’ appeal against EC

Source: FMT News 

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has fixed Aug 14 to hear an appeal filed by two opposition MPs from Ipoh who had complained that the Election Commission’s (EC) current redelineation of their constituencies is against Federal Constitution guidelines.

Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran said the date was fixed before deputy registrar Aina Azahara Arifin during a case management exercise today.

“The early date was fixed at the instruction of the Court of Appeal president as it is a public interest case,” he told FMT.

Kulasegaran, who is also a lawyer, represented himself and Ipoh Timor MP Thomas Su Keong Siong. Read more

DAP man defends marriage and divorce bill

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M Kulasegaran says the CEO of Centhra needs a tuition on the amendments. Pic form FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran has rejected the opinion that the bill to amend the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act (LRA) infringes on the liberty of Muslims.

Responding to comments made by Azril Mohd Amin, the CEO of Centhra (Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy), Kulasegaran said: “He has failed to realise that the proposed amendments to outlaw unilateral conversion is to deal with people who register their marriages under civil law and then try to cheat the system by converting.

“He should go and understand what the bill is meant for, and maybe take a law tuition class for that.”

He noted that one of the amendments would give civil courts the power to deal with divorces involving Muslims, including those who convert from another religion after their marriages.

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