Thursday, February 5, 2009

Perak political drama (Update 7) Malaysiakini

Newsflash (11:50am) PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be at Perak Mentri Besar’s office at 3pm and a mammoth gathering is planned for 7pm at the MB’s residence.

Newsflash (11:38am) Perak Mentri Besar Nizar told reporters in Bagan Serai that he has just been summoned to Istana Kinta.

Newsflash (11:34am) Najib has left Istana Kinta with the four assemblymen.

Newsflash (11:21am) Najib returned to Istana Kinta, this time with four former Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang),Mohd Osman Jailu (Changkat Jering), Jelapang Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang) and Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim (Bota) to meet the Sultan of Perak.

Newsflash (10:35am) Perak Umno state chief Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi leave Istana Kinta. Najib is expected to chair the state liaison committee meeting to discuss the Barisan candidate for the Perak Mentri Besar's post.

Newsflash (9:50am) Deputy Prime Minister and Perak Umno chief Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and state Umno deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Bagan Datoh MP) enter Istana Kinta to seek Sultan Azlan Shah’s consent for Barisan to form the new Perak government.

Newsflash (9:00am) Speaker V. Sivakumar told reporters that he will ask the High Court on Thursday to declare as valid the undated letters of resignation by the three Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen - PKR’s Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang) and Mohd Osman Jailu (Changkat Jering) and DAP’s Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang) - who resigned from their respective parties to become Independents who have pledged to support Barisan Nasional.

Najib, Zahid meet Sultan Azlan Shah
IPOH: As Perak Umno chief Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Bagan Datoh) sought Sultan Azlan Shah’s consent to form the next Perak government on Thursday, Pakatan’s state assembly speaker V. Sivakumar turned to the High Court to seek a declaration that the undated letters of resignation of three assemblymen, who declared themselves independent, were valid.

With the return of Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim to Umno, Barisan now has 28 seats in the state assembly. PKR’s seats in the assembly was reduced to 28 after Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang) and Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (Changkat Jering) and DAP’s Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang) declared themselves Independent and threw their support behind Barisan. - star


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