Ethnic Indian politician withdraws plea against PPP leader
Kuala Lumpur: An ethnic Indian politician in Malaysia has withdrawn his plea for a judicial review challenging a decision which declared M Kayveas as President of the People`s Progressive Party, a component of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.
In December 2009, Deputy Minister in Prime Minister`s
Department T Murugiah had succeeded in his bid for a court
order to challenge Registrar of Societies decision that his
sacking from PPP was valid.
High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) Justice
Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin had also granted Murugiah
leave to quash an August 26 decision by the ROS over the
invalidity of an extraordinary general meeting held by party
members, which had "appointed" him as PPP president.
PPP is a component of the ruling coalition of Barisan
In his application, Murugiah sought an order of
certiorari to quash the ROS` decision on August 26 and a
declaration that the respondent has no jurisdiction under the
Societies Act to make any decision over the validity of his
sacking by PPP, Star newspaper said today.
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