Kota Siputeh assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif has been absent for two consecutive Kedah state assembly meetings this year. (Photo/TheStar)

Kota Siputeh assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif has been absent for two consecutive Kedah state assembly meetings this year. (Photo/TheStar)

Another by-election in the offing? In a landmark judgment, the High Court here has ruled that Kota Siputeh rep Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif is no longer a state assemblyman and declared his seat vacant for his failure to attend two consecutive sittings of the Kedah Legislative Assembly without leave.

Kota Siputeh assemblyman Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif has been absent for two consecutive Kedah state assembly meetings this year.

High Court judge (Appellate and Special Powers) Justice Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin issued an order for the Election Commission to call for a by-election for the state seat.

However, Justice Alizatul set Nov 20 to hear a stay application against the court order upon an application by Abu Hassan and the Commission. Continue reading…