Pensiangan a 'worrisome precedent', says Kitingan

Joe Fernandez (Malaysiakini)
PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) vice-president Dr Jeffrey Gimpoi Kitingan fears that yesterday’s Federal Court ruling, averting a possible by-election in the disputed Pensiangan parliamentary seat, would set a “worrisome precedent for the future”.

“This (the Federal Court ruling) would come back to haunt us all,” said Dr Jeffrey, a younger brother of Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan.
“This (rejection of candidates) has happened many times before but so far perhaps no one has gone to court over the matter. We cannot accept the theory that the early bird catches the worm when it comes to being accepted as a candidate.”