Thursday 5 February 2009

Perak Crisis Deepens: Perak Sultan Asks Mohd Nizar to Step Down as Menteri Besar and Hand Power to Barisan Nasional

From Malaysiakini

It is learnt that Mohd Nizar will announce his REFUSAL to resign as requested by the sultan.

Now What?
What Is the Perak Palace's Game Plan for the Political Mess Created by the Gang of Four "Froggies
" for NOT wanting to dissolve the State Assembly ?

The Sultan of Perak has REJECTED the request by Mohd Nizar for the dissolution of the state assembly. The report also said that the sultan has asked Mohd Nizar to step down to pave the way for a power transfer.

The office of the Sultan of Perak, in a statement, said that after meeting all the 28 BN assemblypersons and the three independents, the sultan was convinced that Mohd Nizar had ceased to command the confidence of the majority of the state assembly members. A palace statement says:
"If YAB Datuk Seri Ir. Mohammad Nizar bin Jamaluddin does not resign his post as Perak menteri besar together with the members of the state executive council, the posts of menteri besar and state executive councillors are considered vacant."
A PKR source says that the sultan had asked Mohd Nizar to step down as menteri besar to allow a smooth transistion of power at their brief meeting today but the latter had refused to do so.

There will be a gathering of people gathering in support of the Pakatan government at Stadium Ipoh from the menteri besar's official residence.

Meanwhile, Perak state assembly speaker V Sivakumar has applied to the High Court to declare that undated resignations letters by former Pakatan representatives as valid.

The three - PKR's Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Osman Jailu, and DAP's Hee Yit Foong - have claimed that their quit letters signed soon after being elected as assemblypersons last March were done under duress.

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