In a bid to push for the status of a registered political party, youth party Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) has sued the home minister and Registrar of Societies (RoS) in the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
After months of waiting for approval, co-founders which includes Muar MP Syed Saddiq filed a lawsuit on January 12th and are seeking to reverse the home minister’s January 6th decision to refuse to register MUDA as a political party.
MUDA is also asking the court to issue a mandamus order to order the home minister and RoS to register it as a society under the political party category within seven days from the date of the court order.
As part of the lawsuit, it is also seeking compensation from both the home minister and RoS.
The thirteen who had filed the lawsuit are Syed Saddiq, Amir Hariri Abd Hadi, Dr Mathen Muniasupran, Dr Teo Lee Ken, Dr Thanussha Francis Xavier, Lim Wei Jiet, Luqman Long, Mohd Fakhruradzi Tajuddin, Mohd Saufy Nizar Abdul Rahman, Nur Afiqah M. Zulkifli, Shahrizal Denci, Siti Rahayu Baharin and Tarmizi Anuwar.
The hearing for Muda’s application for leave for judicial review is set to be heard through video-conferencing at 10am tomorrow before High Court judge Datuk Seri Mariana Yahya.