High Court dismisses ex-Melaka chief minister’s challenge against state legislative assembly dissolution

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): The High Court here on Wednesday (Nov 10) dismissed former Melaka chief minister Adly Zahari’s challenge against the Melaka State Legislative Assembly’s dissolution on Oct 4, 2021 ahead of the scheduled Melaka state election on Nov 20, 2021 as the High Court deems there is no merit in Adly’s further argument on the matter.


High Court Judge Datuk Noorin Badaruddin said on Wednesday the High Court rejected Adly’s application for judicial review on the Melaka State Legislative Assembly’s dissolution as the decision by Melaka Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Mohd Ali Rustam is non-justiciable.

In legal terminology, justiciability involves limits under which a court can exercise its authority in legal matters.

“The subject matter has been settled. There is no merit for further argument and this application is dismissed with no order as to costs,” Noorin said.


According to news reports, Adly filed the judicial review application by naming former Melaka chief minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali, Melaka State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh, the Election Commission (EC) and Mohd Ali as first, second, third and fourth respondents respectively.

It was reported that Adly’s lawyer Razlan Hadri Zulkifli said Sulaiman had no constitutional basis to advise Mohd Ali to dissolve the state legislative assembly as Sulaiman had ceased to command the confidence of the majority in the state legislative assembly.-The Edge Market