The Special Election Court today ruled as null and void the unopposed election of Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan as the assemblyman in the 14th General Election in May.
SEREMBAN: A by-election will be held for the Rantau state seat in Negeri Sembilan.
The Special Election Court today ruled as null and void the unopposed election of Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan as the assemblyman in the 14th General Election (GE14) in May.
Judge Datuk Azimah Omar handed down the judgment today after having heard arguments from the lawyers of the petitioner Dr S. Streram and Mohamed, the first respondent, over 12 days.
The court also heard the testimonies of 19 witnesses.
Azimah said no election rule states that an electoral candidate, proposer and seconder should have a tag or pass to submit the nomination form.
“This was acknowledged by the second and third respondents in their written submissions,” she said.
Streram, who was denied entry to submit his nomination form due to the absence of the tag or pass, had named Mohamad, the former menteri besar of Negeri Sembilan, as the first respondent; Rembau parliamentary constituency returning officer Amino Agus Suyub as the second respondent and the Election Commission as the third respondent.
Azimah said that as such, the court allows the petition and rules that Mohamad was not duly elected as the assemblyman for Rantau and that his election is null and void.
Source: NST Online