Shafie's bid to strike out suit challenging his appointment as CM rejected


KOTA KINABALU: The High Court here today rejected Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s application to strike out a lawsuit by Tan Sri Musa Aman to challenge his appointment as the chief minister.

Judge Datuk Yew Jen Kie, in delivering her decision, said she was satisfied with the submission raised by Musa, who was represented by counsel Tengku Fuad Ahmad.

“Upon perusal of the affidavits and submissions of (both) parties, I am satisfied that the plaintiff (Musa) has raised question of law, which requires full consideration, which render the originating summons unsuitable to be struck summarily,” she said.

“As such I dismiss the striking out application, with cost,” she said.

Shafie was represented by a counsel team by Datuk Douglas Lind.

In June, Musa though his counsel filed a lawsuit supported by affidavit against Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and Shafie, pertaining to the issue of chief ministership.

The suit was filed to seek declaration that Musa was the rightful chief minister of Sabah, among others.

Shafie had then filed an application to strike out the suit on the grounds that Musa had no valid reason to challenge his appointment as the chief minister on May 12. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd