Perak Speaker’s EC suit now March 27

By Edward Cheah (Malaysian Insider)
KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — The High Court here today set March 27 to hear the Perak State Speaker’s suit against the Election Commission for not holding by-elections in three state constituencies that he declared vacant.

High Court judge Lau Bee Lan allowed the postponement in light of several on-going cases in the Palace of Justice that are directly linked to V Sivakumar’s suit against the election commission.
Sivakumar’s lawyer Razlan Hadri asked for the postponement as lead counsel Sulaiman Abdullah was involved with the proceedings in Putrajaya.
“Our lead council Sulaiman is in Putrajaya this morning,” Razlan told reporters after exiting the judge’s chambers.
Sivakumar had filed the suit on march 10 at the High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) against the Election Commission for refusing its duty to conduct by-elections in Changkat Jering, Behrang and Jelapang despite being informed that the seats are vacant.
The three lawmakers for those constituencies had turned independent and declared their support for Barisan Nasional which then formed the state government.
This morning both the Federal Court and the Court of Appeals were scheduled to hear the judicial review matters of the Pakatan Rakyat Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin against the appointment of Barisan Nasional’s Menteri Besar Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir.