Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Royal consent for Perak coalition govt

Monday March 10, 2008MYT 6:19:53 PM
IPOH: The Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah has consented to a new ruling coalition, comprising the DAP, PKR and PAS, to form the new state government.
The consent was given when leaders of the new ruling coalition had an audience with the Regent at Istana Kinta here Monday.
However, coalition leaders remained tightlipped on who the new Mentri Besar would be, saying the matter would be decided at a tripartite meeting later Monday night.
“We came to seek consent from Raja Nazrin Shah on the formation of the new coalition government consisting of the three parties - the DAP, PKR and PAS,” Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham.
"Raja Nazrin Shah has advised us to submit the names of those nominated for the post of Mentri Besar by Tuesday morning and if possible, work out the portfolios and names of executive councillors needed to set up the new government,” he said.
This, he said, was to enable the new state government to be sworn in by Wednesday or Thursday.
Ngeh, who is the newly elected Beruas MP and Sitiawan assemblyman, said that the names would be submitted to State Secretary Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim to be passed on to Raja Nazrin Shah.
“A meeting of the three parties will be held tonight to decide on the new Mentri Besar and the list of exco members plus the portfolios,” he said.
The leaders who were present were Perak PAS commissioner Ahmad Awang, Perak PAS elections director Asmuni Awi, state PKR chief Zulkifly Ibrahim, Perak PKR elections director Ismail Yusop, Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming.
Two others tipped to be the next Mentri Besar were also part of the entourage. They were Perak PAS secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, who had just won the Pasir Panjang state seat, and Perak PKR member Jamaluddin Mohad Radzi, who is the newly elected Behrang assemblyman.
Ngeh said the meeting with Raja Nazrin Shah was cordial and the Regent reminded them of the need for development in the state and a working relationship with the Federal Government to bring in investments.
“He (Raja Nazrin Shah) also stressed on the importance of the people benefiting from the development,” he said, adding that they assured Raja Nazrin Shah that they would fulfil their responsibilities to the people.

seals: did not see any indians name :(

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