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Court orders Home Ministry to approve Muda’s registration within 14 days

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec 14 — The Kuala Lumpur High Court today ordered the home minister to approve the registration of Muda as a political party within 14 days’ time.

The court also ordered the ministry to pay costs of RM10,000, Muda said in a post on its official Twitter account.

Muda applied to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to be registered as a political party on Sept 17, 2020.

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However, the RoS, which is under the purview of the home ministry, rejected its application on Jan 6.

The party had then appealed to Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin on Feb 4 and filed its first judicial review to challenge the RoS decision on April 26.

Hamzah however rejected the application, following which Muda filed a fresh application challenging the minister’s decision.

The court granted Muda leave to file the application on Sept 21, the hearing of which was granted today.

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