In an immediate response Datuk Seri Nizar and his executive councillors vacated their office at 2.30pm, saying they respect the Court of Appeal's decision’ - seven hours after taking over the reins of administration again..
He had been in office for less than 24 hours since the High Court decision.
Zambry regains MB's post, quickly overturns PR's reversions (The NST)
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues: 4:25pm: Barely 21 hours after the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was Perak Menteri Besar, the post is now back to Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.
The Court of Appeal has allowed a stay of execution of the order pending an appeal filed by Zambry this morning, V. Anbalagan reports.
In an immediate response, Zambry overturned the key BN policy reversions declared by Datuk Nizar Jamaluddin earlier this morning, which includes suspensions of the State Secretary and Legal Adviser.
Nizar, in an immediate response, vacated the Mentri Besar's office in Ipoh along with his Exco members at 2.30pm, after gaining access at 7.45am.
On the topsy-turvy nature of the situation now, Nizar commented: "I will for my legal counsel. When everything is clearer, we will see the consequences to ascertain its level."
However, Nizar admitted that both parties need to stop the impasse in perak.
Pakatan Rakyat officials stressed that the decisions made by Nizar with his exco in an emergency meeting last night is valid, even if it lasted for only a mere 16 hours.
Zambry, in a Press conference in Ipoh after winning the stay of execution, declared that he had overturned all the decisions made by Nizar at the "so-called Pakatan Exco meeting."
"Everything is back to status quo," he said.
On whether he should called for an emergency State Assembly sitting, Zambry said he will first go through the grounds of the High Court judgment before reaching a decision.
Meanwhile, in his decision today, Court of Appeal judge Datuk Ramly Ali said he was satisfied that there were special circumstances to grant the stay as Zambry's appeal would be rendered nugatory if the stay was not granted, Bernama reports.
The court, he said, would fix an early date to hear Zambry's appeal. Continue here.