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Amarjit's appointment as Sabah Water Department Director is invalid

Last update: 09/10/2019
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 9 -- The High Court here today ruled that the appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director was against Section 3 of the Sabah Water Supply Enactment 2003 and therefore invalid.

Justice Ravinthiran R Paramaguru made the decision in the case filed on March 19 by former Sabah chief minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee who is also Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president, and a Tawau businessman Pang Thou Chung.

Section 3 of the enactment stipulates that the senior post must be filled by a member of the civil service.

Amarjit was appointed by the present state government led by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan).


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