Ahmad Hamzah stays as Jasin MP

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The Member of Parliament of Jasin, Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah said a prayer together with his supporters after the court rejected the petition filed by Khairuddin Abu Hassan after finding that the latter had failed to prove the element of non-compliance under the Election Offences Act 1954 had affected the result of the 14th General Election (GE14). PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette /12 JUNE 2019
The Member of Parliament of Jasin, Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah said a prayer together with his supporters after the court rejected the petition filed by Khairuddin Abu Hassan after finding that the latter had failed to prove the element of non-compliance under the Election Offences Act 1954 had affected the result of the 14th General Election (GE14). PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette /12 JUNE 2019

KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah will remain as the Member of Parliament of Jasin after the Federal Court rejected the general election petition on the area filed by Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan.

The decision was made by the five-member bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Tengku Maimum Tuan Mat today.

Ahmad Hamzah, the Barisan Nasional representative won the Parliamentary seat after defeating Khairuddin from the Pakatan Harapan during the 14th General Election.

Earlier in June, the Election Court rejected the petition filed by Khairuddin after finding that he had failed to prove the element of non-compliance under the Election Offences Act 1954 had affected the result of the election.

“The statutory provision of Section 32(b) of the Election Offences Act requires this (non-compliance) to be proven.

“Since the petitioner is relying on this ground, it cannot be disputed. It must be proven the non-compliance had affected the result and (in this case) it was not proven,” Judge Abu Bakar Jais said in his verdict. – MalaysiaGazette

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