A group of 10 voters have failed in their bid to sue Gombak MP Azmin Ali for alleged breach of fiduciary duties after the Federal Court dismissed their application for leave to appeal.
The apex court found the group had failed to raise questions of law which were of public importance to justify permission to appeal from the lower court’s decision.
The voters claimed that Azmin stood for the 2018 polls to oust Barisan Nasional but later reneged on his promises by bringing about the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government which he was part of and joining the Perikatan Nasional coalition in 2020.
In an unanimous verdict, Chief Judge of Malaya Azahar Mohamed said the proposed questions put forward in seeking leave to appeal did not fulfil Section 96 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.
“We are not persuaded that the proposed questions fulfilled the threshold, and hence dismiss (the application). In view that this is a public interest case, we make no orders as to costs,” he said in an online hearing.
On April 13, the Court of Appeal allowed Azmin’s application to strike out the suit as there was an appealable error. – FMT