KOTA KINABALU — Aug. 16, 2019: The Special Election Court today ruled as null and void Datuk Seri Anifah Aman’s victory for the Kimanis parliamentary seat in the 14th general elections in May last year.
Judge Lee Heng Cheong said the decision was based on the discovery of elements of manipulation, including additional ballot papers.
The presence of the additional ballot papers had influenced the result and therefore Anifah’s victory was null and void, said Lee as he ordered the Election Commission to pay cost of RM100,000 to the Parti Warisan Sabah candidate for the election, Datuk Karim Bujang, who filed the petition on June 18 last year.
In it Karim challenged the result in which Anifah had won by 156 votes. The EC was named the second respondent. — Bernama