KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 Jun (Bernama) -- Lawyer P. Uthayakumar today failed to obtain leave to initiate a judicial review to quash Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein's decision in rejecting the registration of Human Rights Party (HRP) as a political party.
High Court judge Datuk Rohana Yusof made the decision in chambers in the presence of Uthayakumar, who represented himself, and senior federal counsel Aida Adhha Abu Bakar and Muzila Mohamed Arsad. Aida Adhha told reporters later that this was Uthayakumar's third application.
In rejecting the application, the judge ruled that Uthayakumar's application for a mandamus to compel the Home Minister to reply to his letter over the registration of HRP within seven days had not fulfilled Section 44 of the Specific Relief Act, he said.
He said the court also ruled that Hishammuddin had provided sufficient grounds on why Uthayakumar's application was rejected in the supporting affidavit.
Last May 4, Uthayakumar filed an application for leave to initiate a judicial review for a certiorari to quash Hishammuddin's decision in a letter, dated last March 23, which rejected HRP's registration as a political party.