Three-man panel hears Kota Siputeh appeal

By Debra Chong (Malaysian Insider)
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — A panel of three judges has been assembled to hear the joint bid by the Election Commission and ousted Kota Siputeh assemblyman Datuk Abu Hasan Sarif to stay the High Court’s decision declaring the seat vacant.
They are Datuk Sulong Mat Jeraie, Datuk Kang Hwee Gee and Datul Abdul Aziz Abd. Rahim.
Earlier, senior Federal counsel from the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Datuk Kamaludin Md. Said, acting for the Election Commission, confirmed that the Court of Appeal will hear their appeal against the ruling calling for a by-election.
Meanwhile, the legal team for the Kedah Speaker was caught unawares when contacted. Lawyer Edmund Bon told The Malaysian Insider that this echoes the Perak constitutional wrangle earlier this year.
“Same team, same nature of case,” said Bon, who added that he had to cancel his appointments for the rest of the day and rush to Putrajaya straight away.