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T Murugiah withdraws plea against PPP leader

world Updated: Jun 22, 2010 19:00 IST
ethnic Indian politician

An ethnic Indian politician in Malaysia has withdrawn his plea for a judicial review challenging a decision which declared M Kayveas as President of the People's Progressive Party, a component of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

In December 2009, Deputy Minister in Prime Minister's Department T Murugiah had succeeded in his bid for a court order to challenge Registrar of Societies decision that his sacking from PPP was valid.

High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) Justice Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin had also granted Murugiah leave to quash an August 26 decision by the ROS over the invalidity of an extraordinary general meeting held by party members, which had "appointed" him as PPP president.

PPP is a component of the ruling coalition of Barisan Nasional government.

In his application, Murugiah sought an order of certiorari to quash the ROS' decision on August 26 and a declaration that the respondent has no jurisdiction under the Societies Act to make any decision over the validity of his sacking by PPP, Star newspaper said today.