Friday, September 28, 2018

Port Dickson Hurt

The Port Dickson by-election is taking an intriguing turn. 

An individual has applied for a judicial review to challenge the decision by the incumbent MP to vacate his seat and trigger a by-election. 

Yesterday, fifty-six-year-old Rosmadi Mohd Kassim, who is a registered voter in Port Dickson, filed the ex-parte petition through law firm Messrs Raja Riza & Associates at the Kuala Lumpur High Court. 

In his application, Rosmadi asked leave of the High Court to declare that Danyal Balagopal Abdullah’s (left) resignation as MP was invalid, null and void. 

He also requested leave for a certiorari to quash the EC’s notice dated September 20 to hold the by-election. 

In other words, he is seeking a declaration that the EC’s decision to declare the seat vacant is wrong by law, and sought an injunction to stop the EC from holding the by-election on October 13. 

He also sought costs and other reliefs deemed fit by the court. 

Rosmadi had stated in his application that he lodged a police report on September 24 on Danyal’s resignation. He said he put in the application based on the grounds that the first respondent had violated his oath of office as an elected MP. 

He claimed that Danyal’s reasons to quit the Port Dickson seat showed that he had acted only in the self-interest of PKR by-election candidate Anwar Ibrahim (left), rather than defend the interests of Port Dickson voters and Malaysians. 

He said Danyal’s resignation was clearly against the wishes of the people of Port Dickson who had voted for him in GE14. 

The hearing for leave has been fixed on October 02, 2018. 

Tomorrow is nomination day – let’s see who else will be throwing the hat in the ring! 


We cannot permit Anwar to win – otherwise, we are betraying Malaysian voters' trust as well as repudiating "reformasi"!

Just for the record, many Malaysians including me support Pakatan Harapan – but the Port Dickson gambit is very wrong! 

Anwar of all people, should know better! 

Like Kermit, I am hurt!

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