Mar 13, 2008

Kit Siang apologises to Perak Regent over MB issue

Kit Siang apologizes, while someone is trying to make a case out of it.

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has apologised to the Regent of Perak Dr Raja Nazrin Shah for his statement on Wednesday over the appointment of Perak Pas secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as Mentri Besar.

In Ipoh, Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham, who will be made Deputy Mentri Besar, said Thursday that all representatives from the DAP-PKR-PAS coalition will attend the swearing-in of the Mentri Besar at 4pm today.

The following is Lim's full statement issued on Thursday:

My three-paragraph statement at 7pm last night (Wednesday) that the DAP Central Executive Committee emergency meeting on 9th March had not give approval for a PAS Mentri Besar to head a Perak coalition state government was not made out of disrespect to the Perak Regent whom I have always held in the highest regard and I apologise for any offence caused.

The statement (was) on the party position at the time.

There have been further discussions and developments on the matter in the hours after the statement.

Announcements of the latest position will be made.

Lim Kit Siang

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