Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Political crisis appears to have been averted, with the announcement of Perak Pas secretary and Pasir Panjang assemblyman Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin will take his oath before Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah tomorrow as the new Mentri Besar.

The serious question remains : Will the appointment of PAS assemblyman as Perak MB morphed into a full-fledged political crisis?

As DAP CEC has only given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government headed by DAP or PKR but not by PAS – DAP Perak SAs to stay away from swearing-in ceremony. The decision to appoint a PAS Assemblyman Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin as Perak Mentri Besar has caused shock and consternation to DAP leaders, members and supporters.

The DAP Central Executive Committee, at its emergency meeting in Penang on Sunday, 9th March 2008, had given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government comprising 18 DAP Assembly members, seven PKR Assemblymen and six PAS Assemblymen.

DAP is prepared to accept DAP chairman and Assemblyman for Sitiawan Ngeh Koo Ham or PKR Behrang Assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi as Perak Mentri Besar.

As the appointment of PAS Assemblyman for Pasir Panjang Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin as Perak Mentri Besar representing the third and smallest political party in the proposed coalition has not received the mandate of the CEC, DAP Perak Assemblymen will stay away from the swearing-in ceremony for Perak Mentri Besar scheduled tomorrow.

It is reported that for the first time in Perak’s history, the posts of deputy Menteri Besar I and II were created, allowing for a balanced representation of all the three major races.

Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham, who is Sitiawan also assemblyman and Beruas MP, will be appointed as deputy Mentri Besar I. It is believed that a Parti Keadilan Rakyat state assemblyman will be appointed as deputy Menteri Besar II and represent the Indian community.

PKR has seven state assemblyman with Hutan Melintang assemblyman S. Kesavan being the only Indian who defeated National MIC Women deputy chief S. Thangasvari.

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to take place at Istana Iskadariah in Kuala Kangsar at 4.00 pm tomorrow

1 comment:

sayhello2greg said...

Y gif the most less parti 2 be MB?

What is mean of democracy when the majority nd 2 obey the minority?