Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Nizar to file appeal to apex court on Monday

IPOH: Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will file an appeal to the apex court against the Court of Appeal’s decision to declare Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir the lawful Mentri Besar.

Nizar said he had instructed his counsel to file the papers on Monday despite not having the appeal court’s written judgment.

The Perak PAS deputy commissioner said he was made to understand that the written judgment would be released in a week.

“It has been more than a week now and it’s difficult for my lawyers to frame the constitutional questions without the grounds of judgment.

“Nevertheless, we will proceed. We do not want to wait any longer as time is short,” he told a press conference after meeting state Pakatan leaders at Wisma DAP yesterday.

Nizar said it was then up to the Federal Court to fix a date to hear the application.

On May 22, the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision that declared Nizar as the rightful Mentri Besar.

Nizar also said police had instructed 69 people, arrested outside the state secretariat building on May 7, to report to the district police headquarters today.

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