A-G's Chambers applies to be intervener in AES suit

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 7, 2013): The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has applied to the High Court to be an intervener in a legal suit challenging the Sepang Municipal Council (MPS) decision to dismantle two Automatic Enforcement System (AES) cameras in the municipality.

High Court Judge Datuk Zaleha Yusuf fixed Feb 13 to decide on the application after hearing submissions from both parties in chambers today.

On Dec 12 last year, AES operator Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd filed a leave application for a judicial review over MPS' decision and subsequently obtained the leave at the High Court on Dec 19.

Counsel Gobind Singh Deo and Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, representing MPS, told reporters that the AGC had submitted that it filed the application as the case was a matter of public interest.

Gobind said he argued that the AGC had no locus standi as it failed to show it had direct interest on the matter.

In the judicial review application, Beta Tegap said the municipal council, through a letter dated Nov 19 last year, required that the company apply for permission to install the AES poles and cameras at KM301.7 of the North-South Expressway and at KM6.6 of the South Klang Valley Expressway, both located in Dengkil, Sepang.

MPS, in a letter dated Dec 6, ordered the company to dismantle the cameras within 14 days of the notice.
Beta Tegap, represented by Kevin Jeyakumar, had named MPS as sole respondent. The company sought a certiorari order to quash the decision by MPS and a declaration that MPS had no jurisdiction over the two highways. – Bernama

Source From : The Sun Daily
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