KOTA KINABALU: The High Court here has declared the appointment of Datuk Amarjit Singh as the Sabah Water Department director unlawful.
On March 19, former chief minister Yong Teck Lee had sought a court declaration that the appointment of Amarjit in August last year was unlawful.
Yong and Tawau businessman Pang Thou Chung said the appointment had contravened the Sabah Water Supply Enactment 2003.
They sought a declaration that Section 3 of the enactment stated that only members of the public service were qualified for senior posts.
The suit was filed through their lawyers Yong and Punai Chambers.