King’s decision over emergency proclamation, ordinances cannot be challenged in any court


KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today ruled that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s (pix) proclamation and the ordinances enacted under the emergency law cannot be challenged in any court of law.

Judge Datuk Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid said this was provided for under Article 150(8) of the Federal Constitution which among others states that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s decision over proclamation of emergency shall be final and conclusive and shall not be challenged or called in question in any court on any ground.

The judge made the ruling after dismissing the leave application for a judicial review brought by three elected representatives to challenge Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s move to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament and state assembly sittings during an emergency.

The trio were Simpang Jeram assemblyman and Pulai MP Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub, Gurun assemblyman and Sungai Petani MP Datuk Johari Abdul and Tebing Tinggi assemblyman Abdul Aziz Bari.

In their application, they named the Prime Minister and the Malaysian Government as the respondents.

Justice Ahmad Kamal also held that the application by the three applicants to challenge the King’s decision over proclamation of emergency was not amenable to judicial review. -Bernama

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