KOTA KINABALU, Aug 21 2020: The High Court here today dismissed an application for leave for a judicial review of the decision of the Yang Dipertua Negeri in dissolving the state legislative assembly on July 30.
Judicial Commissioner Leonard David Shim found that the second respondent in the case – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal – had acted within the Sabah Constitution in requesting the first respondent – Sabah Yang Dipertua Tun Juhar Mahiruddin – to dissolve the state assembly.
“And the first respondent (Tun Juhar) had acted within the ambit of his constitutional power to dissolve the state assembly,” he said.
The 33 assemblymen, who made the application immediately filed an appeal against the court’s decision. They were led by former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, who is the assemblyman for Sungai Sibuga.