As this the most interesting news, we could see DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang is trying to challenge SULTAN PERAK decision. I can’t believe this happen as opposition party DAP,PAS and PKR had chosen 3 names to represent.
KUALA LUMPUR: The saga of who will head the coalition government in Perak has taken a dramatic turn, with DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang ordering his party assemblyman to stay away from the swearing-in of the Mentri Besar – and they have chosen to defy him.
State DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming said the party’s elected representatives would be at Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar for the ceremony to swear in PAS’ Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, scheduled at 4pm today.
Lim, in a statement yesterday, said the party did not agree to Nizar’s appointment and had decided on Sunday night that the post should either be held by its state chief Ngeh Koo Ham or state PKR treasurer Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi.
The palace also issued a statement last night stating that the DAP had signed a document agreeing to accept any one of the three names proposed.
Party secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and other party leaders could not be reached for comments.
Kit Siang issued the statement at 7.15pm, ordering the party’s 18 assemblymen to stay away but barely two-and-a-half hours earlier Ngeh publicly expressed support for Nizar after an audience with the Raja Muda of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah at Istana Kinta in Ipoh.
After the audience, Nizar, the state PAS secretary, Ngeh and Jamaluddin held a joint press conference to announce the appointments.
While Nizar was to be the Mentri Besar, Ngeh would be appointed Deputy Mentri Besar. An Indian assemblyman is to be appointed second deputy MB at a later date.
As I married to my lovely wife who is Perakian, this come to my attention as its obvious Lim Kit Siang are challenging Sultan Perak decision. Suddenly today he apologies in his blog. Maybe he realize its not wise to fight with Sultan Perak as this will trigger back 13 Mei 1969. I do believe that time Lim Kit Siang sure hiding somewhere!!