Thursday, 12 March 2009

Friday March 13 - D Day for Kurup, Sabahan blogger to be charged

It is confirmed now that a blogger from Sabah will be charged in the Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court tomorrow for posing comments in his/her blog that deemed to be insulting to the Sultan of Perak.

A Deputy Public Prosecutor registered the case today at the court in Kota Kinabalu and that members of the Press covering court were informed of the case to be brought up before a Sessions Court judge at 9am tomorrow.

This case will be another interesting happening in the Kota Kinabalu tomorrow.

Judges of the Federal Court will also start sitting at 9am Friday March 13, 2009 (tomorow) to deliver their reserved judgements on two appeals against decisions by Kota Kinabalu Election Court for the Parliamentary seat of Pensiangan and the state seat of Api Api.

Rural and Regional Deputy Minister Tan Seri Joseph Kurup, who is also Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president, is appealing against an Election Court decision in declaring his win uncontested in Pensiangan in the March 8, general elections was null and void.

The Federal Court heard submission from both parties on Feb 12, 2009.

The Api Api seat was won by Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai but was challenged by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sabah deputy head Christina Liew through her election agent.

The Election Court dismissed PKR's election petition but they appealed. The Federal Court also heard submission from both parties on Feb 12, this year.

In both cases, the Federal Court reserved judgement to March 13, 2009.

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