Friday, February 06, 2009

Perak: Sultan acted beyond his powers, says Karpal

Perak: Sultan acted beyond his powers, says Karpal
Updated: Friday February 6, 2009 MYT 2:31:53 PM

01:05pm DAP Chairman Karpal Singh said that the Sultan of Perak had acted beyond the powers conferred to him in dismissing the state government of Nizar. He said that Nizar will file a suit against the Sultan and the new state government at the Ipoh High Court on Tuesday if the new Barisan government takes power.

12:20pm Perak state assembly speaker V. Sivakumar said that he will write to the Sultan of Perak by 3pm to seek permission to convene an emergency state assembly sitting and to postpone the swearing-in of the new mentri besar at Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar

12:15pm DAP’s Nga Kor Ming told reporters that Pakatan Rakyat will go on a statewide roadshow to explain to the people the situation and swore that Pakatan will return to power in Perak.

10:45am Perak CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said police have secured the state secretariat building following a request by the state secretary to ensure the smooth transfer of power.

10:40am Nizar left the state secretariat building saying that he has been allowed to keep his car until the new mentri besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir is sworn in at 3:30pm.

10:15am Nizar was escorted out of his now emptied room at the state secretariat by Ipoh OCPD Azisman Alias who also stopped Nizar from giving a press conference in the room.

09:50am Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin, ordered by the Perak Sultan to quit as MB, entered the state secretariat building in his state issued new Toyota Camry. He was allowed to pass through the police barricade on the main road leading to the building. He then stepped out of the car to ask the guard at the main gate to let him in. His excos were also allowed in.

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