Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fresh Perak State Elections | Malaysiakini

IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is said to be seeking an audience with Sultan Azlan Shah to dissolve the state assembly.

Nizar, who was scheduled to give a press conference here at 1pm Wednesday, suddenly postponed it. However, an aide to the Mentri Besar said Nizar was an seeking audience with the Sultan.

Talk is rife here that this is to get the nod from the Sultan to call for state elections.

On Tuesday, Nizar had reiterated that he would not be calling for state elections given the political developments of the past week but was prepared for any by-election.

He had said the Pakatan Rakyat government was “very stable” at the moment.

“Despite what has been happening the past week, we are very stable. There is no likelihood of the state legislative assembly being dissolved.

“In fact, we are getting sympathy and support from the people over what is happening.

“Should there be by-elections, not just involving Behrang and Changkat Jering, we are confident of winning the seats,” he had said.

In a The Star SMS poll that ran from Monday to Tuesday, 77.1% of 192 respondents said the best way to resolve the Perak situation would be to dissolve the state government and call for fresh elections.

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