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Court to decide on May 12 in MIC case

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – April 15, 2015: The high court will decide on May 12 on the application to intervene in a matter affecting the MIC filed by a party vice-president Datuk M. Saravanan and a central working committee member.

The application to intervene was to challenge party president Datuk G. Palanivel’s judicial review application to nullify the re-election directives made by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on February 6.

According to Palanivel’s lawyer Jadadish Chandra, Justice Datuk Asmabi Mohamad needed time to evaluate the application.

Chandra said one of the counter arguments from his side was regarding the validity of Saravanan’s status.

Chandra contended that Saravanan cannot claim to be representing the 2009 CWC because the court had granted leave in the application for a judicial review.

“This means that all of the ROS directives are ineffective until the court has decided on the application,” said Chandra.

He also maintained that today’s proceedings only involved the intervening issue, adding that no one from the MIC can convene any electoral meeting or organise a press conference until May 12.

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Zaidi Azmi

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If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at zaidiazmi91@gmail.com.