KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional will continue to let MIC field a candidate for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat should a by-election be called following the Election Court’s decision to nullify the victory of MIC Youth Chief Datuk C. Sivarraajh there. [...]
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail arrives at the National Heart Institute (IJN) to visit injured fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in Kuala Lumpur November 30, 2018. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council will hold a meeting soon over the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat which has become vacant following a court ruling earlier today, said PKR Advisory Council chairman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.The meeting will be held following the decision of the Election Court which declared Barisan Nasional (BN)’s victory in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency in the 14th general election (GE14) in May, was null and void.“We will hold a PH meeting (of coalition parties) and will decide how to deal with this latest development,” she said when asked about the court decision.Judge Datuk Azizah Nawawi in her decision said corrupt practices were committed to influence and induce voters in the constituency with the knowledge and consent of BN candidate Datuk C. Sivarraajh.On June 4, PH candidate M. Manogaran, who is from DAP, filed a petition to seek a declaration that the result of the 14th general election for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary constituency should be null and void as it had violated the Election Offences Act 1954.Manogaran claimed that Sivarraajh who won the seat had campaigned with Pahang BN chairman Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, who is now the state mentri besar and had bribed Orang Asli voters through several Tok Batin (community heads) of between RM30 to RM1,000, to ensure they voted only for BN.Dr Wan Azizah spoke to reporters after visiting Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, the firefighter who was a victim of the riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple in USJ 25, Putra Heights near Subang Jaya.The deputy prime minister spent almost half an hour visiting the 24-year-old firefighter and his family.Dr Wan Azizah advised the public not to visit Muhammad Adib as the firefighter needed to receive treatment and recover.“What is more important is for (Muhamad) Adib to have good treatment and care because he is in a very vulnerable state. I am a doctor first, we need to take care of him, we cannot have many visitors because we all bring in or carry germs that cannot be seen.“So I think it’s important that we collectively take care and hope that he will recover,” she said. — Bernama [...]
Sivarraajh confirmed he will be challenging the Election Court’s decision. ― Picture by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 — MIC leader Datuk C. Sivarraajh insisted that he had not engaged in vote-buying in the 14th general election (GE14), and will appeal the Election Court’s decision today to defend his victory in the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat, a report has said.Sivarraajh, who has been MP for Cameron Highlands for just over half a year now, confirmed he will be challenging the Election Court’s decision that invalidated the GE14 results for the federal seat in Pahang.“I am going to appeal.“(But) if there is a by-election, I leave it to the party leadership to decide who is the candidate,” the former MIC Youth chief was quoted as telling news portal Malaysiakini today.Earlier today, an Election Court had declared the GE14 results for the Cameron Highlands federal seat as null and void, as Sivarraajh’s DAP election rival M. Manogaran had proven that there were corrupt practices in the form of money being given to induce voters there to vote for the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that Sivarraajh was contesting under then.The Election Court’s decision today will trigger a by-election if Sivarraajh does not appeal.According to Malaysiakini, Sivarraajh insisted that he was not involved in dishing out money to Orang Asli voters, alleging that there were “agents” who actually did so.“I didn’t give money to any tok batin (Orang Asli village chief). And even the evidence was proven in court that I didn’t give any money.“According to the judgment, it says agents gave out the money, things like that [...] Which of course, you must know that there was another candidate also contesting together with me,” he was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.Previously during a hearing in September for the election petition, Sivarraajh was similarly reported by news portal Free Malaysia Today as denying that he had tried to bribe Orang Asli voters in Cameron Highlands when he was carrying out his election campaign, adding that vote-buying was legally wrong.Sivarraajh had then reportedly said he would never have forced Orang Asli voters to support him, claiming that any money that he had handed out — if any — was in response to the Orang Asli village chiefs’ request for funds to help them.MORE TO COME [...]
KUALA LUMPUR: It is too early to determine the candidate for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat, says Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. [...]
Datuk Seri Anifah Aman will keep his Kimanis parliamentry seat. — Bernama file pic
KOTA KINABALU, Nov 19 — The Election Court here today struck out an election petition filed by Parti Warisan Sabah’s candidate for the Kimanis parliamentary seat in the 14th general election, Datuk Karim Bujang, to challenge the victory of former Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.Justice Supang Lian struck out the suit by Karim after allowing Anifah’s application, filed last August 24, to strike out Karim’s election petition on seven grounds under the Election Petition Rules 1954 and the Election Offences Act 1954 that Karim failed to comply with.Karim was also ordered to pay RM30,000 in costs to Anifah and RM5,000 in cost for the returning officer and the Election Commission.Anifah was represented by counsel Ansari Abdullah, Tengku Ahmad Fuad Tengku Ahmad and Rizwandean Bukhari M. Borhan, while counsels Rebecca Thong, Tiong Jia Yi, Song Wei Wan and Chua Kuan E acted for Karim.Both the returning officer and the EC were represented by counsels Muammar Julkarnain, Abdul Fikry Jaafar Abdullah and Faizal Sarbi. Anifah won the Kimanis Parliament constituency with 156 vote-majority in the three-cornered fight, securing 11,942 votes against Karim and Parti Harapan’s Jaafar Ismail, who garnered 11,786 votes and 1,300 votes respectively. — Bernama [...]
KOTA KINABALU (Nov 19): The Election Court here today struck out an election petition filed by Parti Warisan Sabah’s candidate for the Kimanis parliamentary seat... [...]
Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has held the seat since 2004. — Picture by Azneal Ishak
KUANTAN, Nov 17 — Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has pledged to defend the Rantau state seat in the by-election which will be held soon.Mohamad who has been standing in the seat since 2004, added that he was prepared to face former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli who was among the names being considered by Pakatan Harapan to contest in the by-election.“It is up to them to nominate their candidate...I am prepared to face anybody.“Of course I will be going all out (in Rantau by-election),” he told reporters after a meeting between UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Pahang Umno at Pahang Foundation Complex here today.Also present was Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail who is Pahang Umno liaison committee chairman.The Rantau by-election is scheduled to be held after the Seremban High Court yesterday nullified Mohamad’s unopposed victory.Judge Datuk Azimah Omar made the decision after the PKR candidate for the state seat, Dr S. Streram filed a petition to challenge the win by Mohamad who was the former Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan on May 23.PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the party’s 13th Congress today confirmed Rafizi’s name was raised as a possible candidate for the Rantau by-election.However, he added that the decision on PH’s candidate from PKR for the by-election was still at discussion stage. — Bernama [...]
SIBU: By winning 324 votes, George Chen has successfully defended the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) branch leader seat this PKR election.
Chen managed to beat his competitor Joseph Jana who had won 297 votes.
For Kanowit’s deputy chairman post, it was held on by Thomas Laja with 328 votes against Tadomng Tambi’s 279 votes.
Vice-chancellor seat was given to Anchom with 329 votes, a landslide win from his rival Mampi Usop’s 53 votes.
For the party’s deputy president seat, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali won 257 votes while Rafizi Ramli was close behind at 242 votes. [...]
KOTA KINABALU, Nov 9 — The Pensiangan parliamentary seat remained under Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) after the Election Court here today dismissed an election petition filed by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate in the 14th general election Raymond Ahuar.Judge Ravinthran Paramaguru, in dismissing the petition, also ordered Raymond to pay cost of RM15,000 to Arthur Kurup, who won n the seat in the last general election.Raymond, represented by lawyers Datuk Alex Decena and Faezah Abby Ibnu, filed the petition last June 18 on the grounds of money politics.Raymond, who obtained 9,469 votes in the last general election lost in the contest for the Pensiangan parliament seat to Arthur, who won with a majority of 2,314 votes. — Bernama [...]