KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3, 2015:
The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is expected to raise a preliminary objection to an application for leave filed by Raja Datuk Seri Izzuddin Iskandar Shah Sultan Idris .
In the judicial review application, filed on Oct 8 this year, the petitioner is seeking an order from the court to set aside the respondent AGC’s decision, which had previously dismissed his application to grant him consent to initiate proceedings against the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizuddin Shah Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah.
Senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan, who is acting for the AGC, said the court had fixed to hear the leave to commence the review on Feb 18 next year.
He will also raise an objection on the grounds that the court has no jurisdiction to hear the matter as it is the prerogative of the ruler.
In the four-page application, the petitioner is seeking for a court order to initiate proceedings against the Sultan of Perak in the Special Court.
In 2008, it was reported that Raja Izzuddin failed in his bid to obtain the High Court’s leave to hear his judicial review application to reinstate his title.
Raja Izzuddin, who was the third in line to the Perak throne, had his title stripped in 2006.
It was done in accordance with Paragraph 54 (1) (d) of the Perak Constitution that provides for bankrupts to be sacked or stripped of their titles.