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Malaysia: Appointment Of State Water Department Director Ruled Illegal


The High Court here has declared the political appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as Sabah Water Department director in August last year to be unlawful. High Court judge Ravinthran Paramaguru said the appointment contravened Section 3 of the Sabah Water Supply Enactment 2003 that restricts senior positions to only civil servants. The judge did not nullify, however, any of the actions that resulted from the director’s appointment.