Bersatu's application: Armizan urges all parties to accept court's decision

16 Nov 2023 05:13pm
Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali - BERNAMA FILE PIX
Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali - BERNAMA FILE PIX

KUALA LUMPUR - Papar MP Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali urges all parties to accept the High Court's decision dismissing Bersatu's application for leave to initiate a judicial review against Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul and four MPs from Sabah.

The Acting Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister said the decision was made based on the existing legal provisions and the Federal Constitution.

However, he said it was up to Bersatu to decide whether to appeal the court's decision.

"That is their right (to appeal). I do not need to give my comment on the case.

"What matters is the decision and grounds of judgement made by the court based on Article 63 of the Federal Constitution and the previous judgement made by the Federal Court that the court does not have jurisdiction to review the decision made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives regarding parliamentary proceedings," he said when met at the Dewan Rakyat, today.

Previously, Bersatu failed in its bid to challenge Johari's decision not to vacate the four parliamentary seats in Sabah.

The ruling was made after judge Datuk Amarjeet Singh dismissed the application for leave to initiate a judicial review for Johari to declare the seats held by the four MPs vacant.

The application was filed by Bersatu vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee and Datuk Captain (Rtd) Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya as a public officer of the party on April 17.

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Bersatu named Johari and four MPs who were Armizan, Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan (Batu Sapi), Datuk Jonathan Yasin (Ranau) and Datuk Matbali Musah (Sipitang) as the first to fifth respondents.