Taib Mahmud the Sarawak CM deny he has anything to do to the denial of entry to Ambiga the Bersih Chairperson during the state elections. Surely no one would believe it as nothing is too small for Taib to interfere in Sarawak’s governance. Even the sewage treatment contract is held by a company related to him!
Taib Mahmud objects to Ambiga’s appeal over denial of entry
Written by Malaysia Chronicle
KUALA LUMPUR – The Sarawak Chief Minister has raised an objection in the judicial review application filed by Bersih 2.O chairman Datuk S. Ambiga over her claim that she was barred from entering the state during its recent state elections.
In his objection, Sarawak Chief Minister Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud stated that he was not a state authority to be named in the judicial review application.
Furthermore, he said, the subject matter cannot be reviewed under the Immigration Act.
High Court judge Justice Rohana Yusuf set Aug 3 to hear the objections in the application for leave.
In her lawsuit, Ambiga is applying to quash the notice of refusal of entry dated April 15 issued by the Sarawak Immigration director who refused her entry into Sarawak.
She wants an order from the High Court to compel the respondents to allow her to enter Sarawak.
She is also seeking damages and costs and further relief deemed fit by the court.
– The Star