Mahu Undi18 dikuatkuasa pada PRN Sarawak, 3 anak muda fail semakan kehakiman

Mahu Undi18 dikuatkuasa pada PRN Sarawak, 3 anak muda fail semakan kehakiman
© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Semakan kehakiman itu bagi mendapatkan arahan atau perintah bersifat (mandamus) yang memaksa responden, Pendaftar Pilihan Raya Sarawak dan SPR mengambil langkah segera memastikan pemohon dan warganegara lain seumpamanya, berhak mengundi mengikut Perkara 119 Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

PETALING JAYA: Tiga anak muda Sarawak memfailkan semakan kehakiman di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuching, pada petang Selasa, supaya diberikan hak mengundi dalam mana-mana pilihan raya yang dijalankan selepas 15 Dis.

Mereka memfailkan perkara itu terhadap Pendaftar Pilihan Raya Sarawak dan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia (SPR).

Clement Wong, antara seorang peguam yang mewakili pemohon, berkata semakan kehakiman difailkan supaya mereka diberikan hak mengundi dalam mana-mana pilihan raya bagi Dewan Rakyat atau Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak (DUN).

Pemohon iaitu tiga anak muda yang menetap di Kuching, terdiri daripada seorang gadis; Avril Clarice Chin Ning, 18 dan dua remaja lelaki masing-masing berusia 19 tahun, Ivan Alexander Ong dan Addam Johanson Jeremy Shayne.

“Semakan kehakiman ini juga bertujuan untuk membatalkan Notis Pilihan Raya dan Notis Daftar Pemilih atau mana-mana bahagian daripadanya.

“Ia juga bagi mendapatkan arahan atau perintah bersifat (mandamus) yang memaksa responden (Pendaftar Pilihan Raya Sarawak dan SPR) mengambil langkah segera untuk memastikan tiga anak muda tersebut (pemohon) dan warganegara lain seumpamanya berhak mengundi di bawah Perkara 119 Perlembagaan Persekutuan,” katanya menurut laporan Utusan Borneo.

Clement dipetik berkata demikian dalam satu sidang media di pejabatnya di Gala City, Kuching, hari ini.

Terdahulu pada 2 Dis, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Parlimen dan Undang-Undang) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, memaklumkan yang kelayakan umur bagi pengundi 18 tahun dan pendaftaran pemilih secara automatik tidak terpakai bagi PRN12.

Menurut Wan Junaidi juga, PRN Sarawak pada 18 Dis, ditetapkan hanya menggunakan Daftar Pemilih Pilihan Raya terkini yang dikemaskini sehingga 2 Nov 2021, meskipun Undi18 sudah diwartakan.

Mengulas lanjut, Clement berkata, permohonan untuk mendapatkan kebenaran bagi semakan kehakiman ini akan didengar di hadapan Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Kuching Alexander Siew, 13 Dis ini.

“Sementara menunggu pelupusan penuh dan muktamad bagi permohonan semakan kehakiman tersebut, pemohon juga memohon pelepasan sementara untuk menangguhkan pelaksanaan dan penguatkuasaan notis pilihan raya bertarikh 25 Dis 2021,” katanya.

Selain Clement, turut mewakili anak muda berkenaan adalah peguam terdiri daripada George Lo, Simon Siah, Janise Then, Jonathan Tay dan Christopher Chin.

Dalam pada itu George Lo berkata, tiga anak muda yang berani ini bukan sahaja berjuang untuk diri mereka sendiri, malah untuk semua belia di Sarawak agar hak asasi dan perlembagaan untuk mengundi dihormati oleh pihak berkuasa.

“Mereka mahu undi mereka diambil kira dalam PRN12 ini dan pihak kami percaya mereka patut diberikan hak berbuat demikian.

“Adalah salah untuk merampas hak mereka yang hendak mengundi dan oleh sebab itulah sekumpulan peguam membantu tiga anak muda ini memfailkan semakan kehakiman tersebut,” katanya.

Menurut Simon pula, terdapat dua pilihan dalam hal ini iaitu supaya belia diberikan hak mengundi bagi PRN12 pada 18 Dis kelak tanpa mengambil kira sama ada nama mereka tersenarai dalam daftar pemilih ataupun tidak.

“Kedua, sekiranya terdapat syarat seperti nama mereka mesti tersenarai dalam daftar pemilih, maka PRN12 harus dihentikan atau ditangguhkan pada tarikh lain agar nama pengundi berumur 18 ke 20 tahun (Undi 18) dapat dimasukkan ke senarai tersebut dan mereka seterusnya dapat mengundi dalam PRN12,” katanya.

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