Friday, 13 March 2009

Election Petition - Api Api: PKR's appeal dismiss

To be updated

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai keeps his state seat for Api Api after the Federal Court in Kota Kinabalu dismissed with cost Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) appeal a few minutes ago.

Dr Yee, who is Sabah Resource Development and Information Technology Minister, won the seat with a slim majority of 174 votes in the March 8, 2008 general elections. He polled 3,419 votes while Sabah PKR deputy chief Christina Liew Chin Jin obtained 3,245 votes.

Liew's election agent filed an election petition seeking declaration that Dr Yee's victory was null and void for distributing pamphlets which implied that Liew was involved in undesirable elements. The Election Court dismissed the petition and PKR appealed to the Federal Court.

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