Najib, Muhyiddin sued RM50b for discrimination

[size=150]Najib, Muhyiddin sued RM50b for discrimination against Tamil schools[/size]
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin may soon be compelled to answer in court allegations they had discriminated against Tamil schools after the Court of Appeal today allowed a DAP lawmakers challenge.

Kota Alam Shah assemblyman, M. Manoharan and Indian politician P. Uthayakumar, were found by a three-man bench to have locus standi, Latin for the right to bring legal action, against Najib (picture), Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, and the federal government for what they said was a clear breach of constitutional rights on equality and access to education.

The Court of Appeal allowed our appeal and said we have the locus standi… the case will go to trial, Manoharan told The Malaysian Insider when contacted.

The High Court had last June struck out the civil suit, ruling that neither Manoharan nor Uthayakumar had a direct personal interest in the matter.

But the appeals court panel, chaired by Datuk Mohd Hishamuddin Mohd Yunus, said the duo could do so as their claims were premised on Articles 4, 8 and 12 of the Federal Constitution, which is public law and not private law.

Article 4 holds that the constitution is the supreme law while Article 8 guarantees equality in the law. Article 12, which Manoharan said was key to their suit, lays out the non-discriminatory rules with regards to access to education and its public funding.

We want the PM to come and answer our claims.

When the Constitution says education is equal, why is there a difference [in treatment] between Tamil schools and national schools? Manoharan raised.

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So why was there a difference in education funding since Independence? When it is clearly stated in the ‘Constitution of Malaysia’ ? :roll:

can’t wait to see what type of lame brained excuses they will
use against this allegation…

The court easily let go of Najib and Muhyiddin. We know how things work.

Tun Zaki wanted to prove the Judiciary’s Independence. Maybe this is it? It was turned down in the High Court, but now Court of Appeal allows it?

Oh well could turn out like what u said.