A-G applies for role in AES suit

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's Chambers has applied to become an intervenor in an application by Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd to challenge the Sepang Municipal Council's (MPS) directive to dismantle the Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras at two locations in Selangor.

High Court judge Datuk Zaleha Yusof will decide on the application on Wednesday.

During submissions yesterday, senior federal counsel Amarjeet Singh said the A-G's Chambers made the application on grounds that the issue was a matter of public interest.

Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, who acted for MPS, said the A-G's Chambers had no locus standi to become an intervenor as it had failed to show that it had direct interest on the matter.

Beta Tegap, one of the companies awarded the AES contract, was represented by Kevin Jeyaraj.

The court will hear on Thursday the merits of the judicial review application by the company.

In its application filed on Dec 12, Beta Tegap is challenging MPS' directive ordering the dismantling and covering of AES cameras at Km301.7 of the North-South Expressway and Km6.6 of the South Klang Valley Expressway.

Both locations are under the jurisdiction of MPS.

The company is also challenging the council's decision requiring it to seek approval before installing the AES cameras.

The council had, in a letter dated Dec 6, ordered Beta Tegap to dismantle the cameras at the two locations within 14 days.

Source From : New Straits Times
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