Wednesday, March 12, 2008

PAS' Nizar is new Perak MB

Mar 12, 08 5:49pm
Pasir Panjang state assemblyperson and Perak PAS secretary Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin was today confirmed as the new menteri besar of the state.

The decision was reached after the Regent of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah met with the three nominees for the post this evening.

The other two candidates for the post were state DAP chairperson and Sitiawan state assemblyperson Ngeh Khoo Ham and PKR’s Behrang assemblyperson Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi.

Also decided today is that Ngeh would be made the deputy mentri besar (1) while an Indian candidate would be made deputy mentri besar (2). The new mentri besar will be sworn in at 4pm tomorrow.

Under the state constitution, the menteri besar has to be a Malay Muslim, but there is a provision that allows the sultan to waive the requirement.

Of a total of 59 state seats, DAP controls 18 seats while PKR has seven and PAS six, making a total of 31. The remaining 28 are in the hands of BN.

Nizar, Ngeh and Jamaluddin are presently holding a press conference.


1 comment:

Libran said...

see this

as Penang AMNO is retaliating against Penang people. Maybe all for good as they say, there is a silver lining behind dark clouds