Court of Appeal, Putrajaya on Wednesday, 11th November 2009

The appeals filed by DBKL and developer (Gasing Meridian Sdn Bhd) against High Court Judge Madam Lau Bee Lan’s decision on 24th April, 2009 to : i) allow extension o f time for judicial review  application; and, ii) grant of leave on judicial review to quash the development ordered issued by DBKL for sub-division of land dated 2nd October 2007, commenced this morning.

It took a greater part of 5 hours for the lawyers to present their arguments today. The lawyers respresenting DBKL and the developer took about 4 hours to expound how the Honourable Judge Madam Lau Bee Lan had erred in making her decisions on 24th April 2009.  Mostly, they covered the same grounds as they had done in the 13 months of hearing before.

JAC for Bukit Gasing lawyers , YB Sivarasa Rasiah (supported by Mr. Derek Fernandez on a pro-bono basis) represented robust arguments that the Honourable Judge Madam Lau Bee Lan decisions as in her written judgements presented to Court of Appeal last week (2nd November 2009) should be upheld and pointed out the substantive reasons for her conclusions.

The Appeal Court Judges (3 judges presided) will announce their decision on Friday, 20th November 2009 at 10am.

This is just an interim report to keep readers informed.  I hope to have a more detailed report posted  in the next couple of days.  Please do come back to check for more information that will be posted in coming days.

Gary Yeoh

JAC for Bukit Gasing.