Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kelantan Regent wins case against brother

Kelantan Regent Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra succeeded in convincing the Kuala Lumpur High Court that his decision to revoke the membership of his brother in the Kelantan Succession Council is not reviewable.

In rejecting the judicial review application by Tengku Temenggong of Kelantan Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra, High Court judge Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said the court of law was not a suitable forum to decide on issues involving a royal prerogative.

He said any dispute should be resolved by the Sultan of Kelantan himself.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry had on Dec 7 last year filed an application challenging the decision of the Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra to revoke his membership in the council last Sept 16.

In his application, Tengku Muhammad Fakhry named the regent, the Kelantan Government, the council secretary and five others who had been appointed to the council by the regent on May 24, as respondents.

News courtesy of theSTAR

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