Law firm no longer representing Sabah in 40% revenue challenge

State-appointed legal counsel Tengku Fuad Ahmad appeared at the Kota Kinabalu High Court last week to intervene in the federal attorney-general’s appeal against a High Court decision to grant the SLS leave to challenge the special grant Sabah is entitled to.

PETALING JAYA: The Sabah Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has taken over from a law firm in representing the state government in intervening in the 40% revenue legal challenge at the Court of Appeal.

State AG Nor Asiah Yusof said the previously-appointed Messrs FT Ahmad & Co are no longer acting for the Sabah government.

This comes after state-appointed legal counsel Tengku Fuad Ahmad appeared at the Kota Kinabalu High Court last week to intervene in the federal attorney-general’s appeal against a High Court decision to grant the Sabah Law Society (SLS) leave to challenge the special grant Sabah is entitled to.

During the hearing, Tengku Fuad presented arguments which seemed to contradict the official stand of the state government regarding the 40% special grant under Articles 112C and 112D of the Federal Constitution.

“The state AGC has taken over the full conduct and care of the matter,” Nor Asiah said in a statement, adding that a case management was held today.

“I had appeared for the Sabah government with Brenndon Keith Soh, the special legal advisor to the chief minister, as well as state counsels Devina Teo and Roland Alik.”

Nor Asiah added that the Court of Appeal has fixed June 18 to deliver its decision on the federal AG’s appeal against the High Court’s decision to grant leave to SLS.

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