Published on: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Kota Kinabalu: Datuk VK Liew described the decision by the High Court to dismiss his application for leave to commence judicial review to challenge the decision of the Registrar of Societies (RoS) as a temporary setback in his quest for justice.
He also said he would be appealing against the decision in the Court of Appeal after consulting with his solicitors.
"It has further strengthened my resolve to continue to seek the truth.
At the same time, I continue to pray for the well being of all concerned and that they will continue to have the peace and joy of God," he said.
Justice Stephen Chung dismissed Liew's application for leave with cost on Monday. Liew had on Jan. 28 filed the application naming RoS, Datuk Teo Chee Kang and Senator Datuk Chin Su Phin as the first, second and third respondents, respectively.
He was seeking a declaration that RoS had acted ultra vires the Societies Act to say that the purported Extraordinary General Meeting on Oct. 19 and 20 last year and subsequent party election were legal.
He was also seeking that the action by RoS to issue the letter dated Jan 7, 2014 was unlawful and null and void.
Toward this end, Liew sought an order of certiorari to remove and quash the RoS's decision; order of mandamus to oblige the RoS to serve the notice under Section 16 of the Societies Act, 1966.