EC can’t submit final redelineation report to PM yet, court rules

Source: The Malay Mail Online 

Azizul said the EC cannot submit its current report as the final one because of an ongoing legal dispute. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng.

KUALA LUMPUR — The Selangor government was granted a court order today stopping the Election Commission (EC) from submitting its report on the redrawing of electoral constituencies to the prime minister.

In granting the injunction order, High Court judge Azizul Azmi Adnan said the EC cannot submit its current report as the final one until the end of an ongoing court challenge by the Selangor government.

“The reason that I’m granting this order is because the respondents (EC) do not disagree with your interpretation of Section 8 of the 13th Schedule, in essence, that there can only be one report to the prime minister and that report can only be issued once the States of Malaya is [done] and no report can be given to PM which excludes the state of Selangor,” he said.  Read more