May 12, 2009

PM Najib reiterated there will be No snap elections in Perak

Prime Minister Datuk Najib Tun Razak has ruled out on calling for snap election to solve the current deadlock problem in Perak.
(Malaysiakini) Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today reiterated Barisan Nasional's stand in facing the Perak crisis by saying that the coalition would follow the proper process of law in taking control of the state.

He also ruled out on calling for a snap state election in the state, stating that such a thing was the prerogative of the sultan.

"Our next course of action will be up to Zambry... but we will respect the procedure of the law," he told reporters after a function in Kuala Lumpur.

He also refused to answer if the recent happenings in Perak would be discussed at the Umno supreme council meeting.

When asked when the supreme council would be sitting next, Najib said: "I will have to check my diary."

Earlier today BN's Perak Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir got a stay order from the Court of Appeal against the High Court ruling yesterday which pronounced Pakatan Rakyat's Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the rightful MB.

The state had had a change on menteri besar in the past 24 hours with Zambry back in the hot seat again pending his appeal. No date has been fixed to hear his appeal.

All along Najib and BN had been reluctant in seeking the dissolution of the state assembly for fresh state elections.

Nizar and Pakatan on the other hand have been seeking for dissolution so that the people can decide on who can be their menteri besar.

The Sultan of Perak however has rejected Nizar's call for dissolution and had appointed Zambry as the new menteri besar following the defection of three Pakatan elected representatives to become BN-friendly representatives.

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