Thursday, 5 February 2009

Perak Sultan: No dissolution of Assembly and tells MB to step down - Malaysiakini

Sultan Azlan Shah has decided not to give his consent to the dissolution of the Perak state assembly and has ordered Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and his state executive council to step down with immediate effect.

The office of the Sultan of Perak has issued a statement that after meeting all the 28 Barisan NasionalN assemblymen 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, reports Malaysiakini.

"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," the statement said.

And below is the report from Bernama

The four-page statement, signed by the Sultan's private secretary, Col Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohamad Nor, was issued at 2.15pm.

It said that Mohammad Nizar had an audience with the Sultan yesterday to seek the his consent to dissolve the Perak state assembly.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, as Perak Barisan Nasional chairman, also sought an audience with the sultan and was granted one today.

At the audience this morning, he informed the ruler that the BN and its supporters, altogether numbering 31, now had the majority in the state assembly. The statement said that the Sultan, to verify the information, summoned all the 31 assemblymen before him.

"After meeting the 31 state assemblymen, his Royal Highness, the Sultan of Perak was convinced that YAB Datuk Seri Ir Haji Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin had ceased to command the confidence of the majority of the state assembly members,"
it said.

It also said that the Sultan had considered thoroughly Mohammad Nizar's application yesterday for consent to dissolve the Perak state assembly.

"His Royal Highness used his discretion under Article XVIII (2)(b) of the Perak Darul Ridzuan state constitution and did not consent to thedissolution of the Perak state assembly," it added.

Mohammad Nizar was summoned to an audience to be informed of the Sultan's decision not to dissolve the state government and in accordance with the provisions of XVI (6) of the state constitution, Sultan Azlan Shah ordered him to resign from his post as Perak Menteri Besar together with the members of the state executive council with immediate effect, the statement said.

However Mohd Nizar announced that he is legally still the MB and will not quit.

Please refer to Malaysiakini LIVE REPORTS here.

5 comments:

Antares said...

The Sultan of Perak must have a few skeletons in the closet... or substantial business interests he must protect. Why else would he side with the parasites in Umno/BN? Very disappointed in his decision - one he will surely live to regret.

THIS IS TRULY THE DARKEST MOMENT BEFORE A NEW DAWN!

end said...

PR have to face the music.they're no longer the govt that rules Perak.it's BN now that gonna take over the duty again after being defeated on the last GE.

this time around Anwar has lose in his own game.lose in the game of defections.who can ever predict that BN can actually PR on the game that PR defacto leader started.

with no hype,BN managed to gain control over again over Perak.PR people should not get mad.majority in PR succumb to the idea by Anwar.dont ever say that only PR can do the forming with defection and it's unfair for BN to do so.

KY said...

2 word says it all:

1) Pakatan Rakyat is a LOAD OF RUBBISH. They're useless & stupid. Hardly even 1 year, they're now surrendering Perak back to BN. The Sultan of Perak decision clearly showed Tuanku is fed-up with the mess Pakatan Rakyat is creating in his state.

2) To Pakatan in Perak....SAYONARA, BYE BYE, SELAMAT TINGGAL, CHAI CHIEN.

razali hakim said...

PR now is history in Perak.

Nizar kena letak jawatan dan kalau dia tak letak jawatan maka dianggap yang jawatan MB dan exco-exco Perak sudah kosong.

belum cukup setahun PR memerintah Perak sudah bungkus.sebenarnya elok juga BN ambil alih sebabnya kalau dipecahkah semua parti politik yang bertanding pada pru lepas UMNO yang sebenarnya menang paling banyak kerusi berbanding MCA,DAP,PAS dan PKR.jadi kira takdelah percanggahan dimana MB datang dari parti yang bukan majoriti.

razali hakim said...

PR now is history in Perak.

Nizar kena letak jawatan dan kalau dia tak letak jawatan maka dianggap yang jawatan MB dan exco-exco Perak sudah kosong.

belum cukup setahun PR memerintah Perak sudah bungkus.sebenarnya elok juga BN ambil alih sebabnya kalau dipecahkah semua parti politik yang bertanding pada pru lepas UMNO yang sebenarnya menang paling banyak kerusi berbanding MCA,DAP,PAS dan PKR.jadi kira takdelah percanggahan dimana MB datang dari parti yang bukan majoriti.