Updated 19 June 2009 at 6.45pm
PUTRAJAYA, 19 June 2009: The Federal Court will hear on 9 and 10 July former Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s leave application to challenge a Court of Appeal decision on the Perak menteri besar position.
The Federal Court’s deputy registrar fixed the date after Nizar filed his motion of leave to appeal at 3.32pm today, one working day before the 30-day appeals deadline expires Monday.
Nizar sought to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision on 22 May declaring Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir the rightful menteri besar of Perak.
Nizar’s lawyer Leong Cheok Keng told a press conference the legal team had drafted three questions for constitutional interpretation by the Federal Court.
The questions concern whether the Perak ruler can dismiss the menteri besar and elect a new one when the incumbent has not resigned, and a vote of no confidence had not been passed, Leong said.
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The above article first appeared on Friday, 19 June 2009 in www.theedgemalaysia.com under the same title. Used with permission.