No don't worry, Datuk, I know how much you suffer for Tun Eusoff Chin. And Tun said Datuk Ahmad Fairuz 110% loyalty. We want to make sure our friends are there for the sake of the PM and the sake of the country.
Not for our own interest, not for our own interest. We want to make sure the country come first. Well, you suffered so well, so much you have done. For the election, Wee Choo Keong, everything. How much, no body would have done all these.-VK Lingam
For The Election
The High Court ....declared the election of Bukit Payong state seat in Terengganu in the 1990 general election null and void.
Justice Datuk Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Halim said that the court was satisfied that the election process was not carried out in accordance with the law.
In the election, PAS candidate Haji Baharuddin Mohamad defeated National Front candidate Mazlan Awang by a majority of 17 votes. Haji Baharuddin obtained 4,163 votes.
The case was brought to court following a petition submitted by Mr Abdul Hamid Mamat on Dec 19 last year against Haji Baharuddin. He named the Election Commission as the second respondent and the Returning Officer for the Bukit Payong election the third respondent.
In his petition, Mr Hamed claimed that the polling station chief at polling centre No 2 at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Panjang had allowed a woman to cast the vote on behalf of her husband.
The judge said that the polling station chief at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Panjang had failed to use his discretion in determining whether Mr Hassan Mamat was really unable to vote himself and had to ask his wife to vote on his behalf.
He said that the officer only took for granted that Mr Hassan was paralysed,
without any confirmation from a medical specialist.
Mr Hamed also alleged that the polling station chief at another polling centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Atas Tol, had rejected or allowed to be rejected a marked ballot paper under the name of Mazlan.
Justice Ahmad Fairuz said that the testimonies of the petitioner's witnesses
were strong enough to show that the failure of the polling station chief to comply with the procedure had resulted in an error of law.
He said the testimonies of the election commission officers on the way they had conducted the process of counting the votes in the Bukit Payong state poll were ridden with unnatural possibilities.
The judge said that failure to observe the law by polling station chiefs was
a serious matter that could affect the election process. The aim of the law was to ensure a clean process of election and the court would not compromise on the matter.
(Source:Bukit Payong election ruled null and void ,
2 March 1992,Straits Times)
Wee Choo Keong
DAP Member of Parliament Wee Choo Keong lost his Bukit Bintang parliamentary seat yesterday when the High Court declared that he was not eligible to contest in the last general election because he had committed a criminal offence in committing contempt of court.
Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Halim, however, held that as the election in that constituency was properly conducted, there was no reason for the court to nullify it and order a by-election, Bernama reports.
With Wee's disqualification, the seat goes to Dr Lee Chong Meng of Barisan Nasional who polled the next highest number of votes in the constituency.
(Source:Business Times Spore,3 August 1995)