The court may rule there was no dissolution of the Sabah state assembly

Again, the court can rule that there was no dissolution of the state assembly since the Governor may not have been advised by the CM to consent to the dissolution of the state assembly. FULL STOP!

Surat Shafie Pada TYT Minta Bubar DUN Tidak Sah

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/08/11/blunder-in-shafies-letter-seeking-state-assembly-dissolution-says-sapp-leader/

Listen to video by YTL . . .

The CM cannot advise the Governor not to accept the advice to consent to the dissolution of the state assembly.

It’s a contradiction in terms.

The CM can only advise the Governor to consent to the dissolution of the state assembly.

The Governor can either consent or withhold consent.

In any case, the CM’s “advice” may be academic.

The Governor has consented to the dissolution of the state assembly.

Leaving aside the “mistakes” in the letter, the court can determine whether the Governor should have consented to the dissolution of the state assembly.

The special circumstances: the CV-19 pandemic.

What’s the purpose of going for snap elections?

The purpose could have been determined by the state assembly, the Proper Forum, since it’s tenure will last another three years.

Snap elections will not return a strong gov’t.

The result will be 50:50.

Weak gov’t, strong Opposition.

Read further here . . .

https://fernzthegreat.wordpress.com/2020/08/07/supreme-court-of-india-would-have-stopped-snap-sabah-elections/

The only point in favour of the Opposition: special circumstances based on the novel Corona virus pandemic.

https://fernzthegreat.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/its-almost-impossible-to-win-judicial-reviews-in-malaysia/

I can only think of The Edge, from recent memory, which won a judicial review Application before GE14.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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