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Anina withdraws lawsuit against Umno over expulsion from party

KUALA LUMPUR: Expelled Langkawi Wanita Umno member Anina Saadudin has withdrawn her lawsuit against Umno over her dismissal from the party.

Her lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said the legal action she filed to challenge her expulsion from Umno is no longer relevant as she has now joined a new party.

“Today, we informed the court that the whole legal action has been withdrawn as there is no issue on her membership since she is now with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM),” Haniff said after the matter came up for case management in the chambers of High Court judge Datuk Roslan Abu Bakar today.

The court ordered Anina to pay RM2,000 in cost to the defendants. On June 3, Anina filed the originating summons, naming the government, Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and Umno executive secretary Ab Rauf Yusof in his capacity as Umno public officer, as defendants.

She filed the summons seeking a declaration that Section 18C of the Societies Act 1966 was invalid and in breach of Article 5 of the Federal Constitution. She also contended that Clause 20.

7 of the Umno Constitution which provides for expulsion of members who take the party to court, was null and void as it contravened Article 5 and 8.

In this context, Anina contended that her expulsion from the party on Aug 28, 2015 was invalid.-nst

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