We won in Bandar Kuching Election Petition. What a wonderful day!
The High Court Judge, Datuk Clement Skinner read out the Judgment in open court, and it took about 1 hour and 45 minutes for reading the 54 pages Judgment.
The grounds of judgment were solid and thorough in alomst every aspect of the issues of the Petition.
At the end of the Judgment being read, the public gallery was full of joy and started clapping hands, regardless the Court is still in sessions.
It shows the Court's decision is in concurrent with the mandate of the people at large in the election held in 308, and there was no undue influence and bribery conduct committed by us.
A large number of members of DAP turned out to the Court, and the Court was packed with even no much of space to stand. I love the crowd so much. So do the supports and the concerns from the supporters from all over Sarawak. Chieng Jen has 60 plus missed call and I have more than 20 calls from different person to entertain. What a encouragement to us.
Besides that, Chieng Jen and I won another case in Traffic Court today. We act for one Chong Siaw Teck who was the driver of a lorry. He was summoned by two traffic police by committing no offence. Chong Siaw Teck was acquitted at the end of the prosecution case.
Our defence was that there was no such offence committed. We contend that on that particular day, the police went to a construction site at Jalan Stapok tried to look for a site supervisor asking for bribe. At the end of the day, the site supervisor refused to see them. Thereafter led to the police's act of revenge to summon all the lorry went into the site. Four were summoned and three of them decided to fight against the corrupt act of the police.
Until today we manage to get 2 of them acquitted . Still left with another driver, Chai Joon Foo, his fate will be known on 7.10.2008.
Today is a justice prevailing day.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
The Court fixed 24th September 2008 as judgment day for Bandar Kuching Election Petition.
The Counsels were called for clarification of their submissions before the Judge this morning. The clarification session lasted for about 3 hours and the Judge annouced that on 24th September the decision will be delivered in open Court.
Chieng Jen's political fate will be decided by then. If the decision is made against him, he could have be vacated as MP for Bandar Kuching. If, assuming again, the Federal Government changes hand on 916, he could be the shortest serving Pakatan Federal Government MP in the history of Malaysia.
No one knows what will be happening in the very next seconds, what more to say on 916 and 924.
Indeed I should correct myself. Both 916 and 924 are Judgment days.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The counsels for Chieng Jen filed and served their submission in 71 pages and 20 pages of reply to Petitioner's submission (Annexure A)on 29.8.2008. Please click the following links to view.
Annexure A to the Submission
Hope you "enjoy" it.
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