This Wednesday (Nov 7) marked another important day in Malaysia’s history, especially to our fellow Sabahans, as the Kota Kinabalu High Court today had decided who is the rightful chief minister of the state.
Is it the current Semporna MP (PH), Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, or the plaintiff who filed this summons, Sungai Sibuga assemblyperson (BN), Tan Sri Musa Aman?
And the court decision was out, Kuching High Court judge Datuk Yew Jen Kie had ruled that the appointment of Shafie as Sabah chief minister by Yang di-Pertuan Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin on May 12 was legitimate and the Parti Warisan Sabah president is the rightful head of state, The Star reported.
Justice Yew dismissed Musa’s originating summons that claimed that Shafie’s appointment was unconstitutional.
Musa named The Head of State (TYT) as the first defendant and Shafie as the second defendant in the lawsuit last June. He sought a declaration that he was the rightful chief minister.
According to Borneo Post, Musa was ordered to pay RM15,000 to Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and Shafie each. This marked the end of the political uncertainty of the state since the 14th General Election.