Kok applies to amend judicial review on parking hike

KHAIRAH N. KARIM

KUALA LUMPUR: Seputeh MP Teresa Kok had today applied to the High Court to amend her judicial review application over the hike of parking charges.

Counsel S. N Nair who represented Kok said a new matter has been added in the application on meter calibration of fixed parking rates.

He said the court will hear on March 28 if there are any objections by the Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) that was representing the respondents on the amendment of the parking rates.

“If there is no objection, a date will be fixed for leave application,” he said, after the matter came up for hearing in the chambers of judge Datuk Hanipah Farikullah.

Senior federal counsel Mazlifah Ayub represented the respondents, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

On Oct 7, 2016, Kok and Selangor and Federal Territory Consumers Association president Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman applied for leave to initiate a judicial review proceeding to challenge the hike in public parking charges.

In the supporting affidavit, they sought a declaration that the increase in parking charges was excessive, unreasonable, unduly high and a burden to the public.

In addition, they claimed the charges imposed and implemented by the respondents failed to take into account the poor state of public transport system which was still inadequate in many areas, especially the suburbs.