Court says 'no' to Muda's bid for judicial review of its rejection by RoS

Published on 4 Feb 2021 5:41:37 PM

The Kuala Lumpur High Court on Thursday dismissed a leave application by youth movement Muda (Malaysian United Democratic Aliance) in its bid to challenge the Registrar of Societies' (RoS) rejection of its application to be registered as a political party.

The application for leave to initiate judicial review was rejected after Justice Mariana Yahya allowed an objection by the Attorney General's Chambers during an online court proceedings.

The court had found that the applicants - Muda leader Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and 12 others - did not appeal their case to the Home Minister first and therefore had not exhausted the avenues for appeal provided under the Societies Act 1966.