JOHOR BARU: Johor DAP Chairman, Liew Chin Tong (pix) has filed an election petition to challenge the outcome of the Ayer Hitam Parliamentary seat to result in the 14th General Election at the High Court here.
His lawyer Datuk Yeo Yang Poh said the case is significant as the court would review the alleged misconduct during the election process including on polling day, and this would help improve our electoral process to be better and fair.
In GE14, Liew secured 16,773 votes, while incumbent Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong won the federal seat with a majority of 303 votes after securing 17,076 votes.
PAS candidate Mardi Marwan secured 4,975 votes. The result also recorded 556 rejected ballots and 94 unreturned ballots.
The turnout rate was 85.52% out of 46,157 registered electors in the constituency.