Today, Najib brought his 27 Umno, 1 MCA and 3 Independent (2 ex-PKR, 1 ex-DAP) assemblymen to show to the Sultan of Perak that BN has the majority support of the State Parliament. Thereafter, the Ruler gave his consent to the BN to form the new State Government and instructed Nizar to resign as the MB.
If YAB Datuk Seri Ir. Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin does not resign from his post as Perak Menteri Besar together with the state executive council members, then the posts of Menteri Besar and state executive councillors are regarded as vacant.
This statement is issued with the consent of Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan (read here).
To the BN, the takeover is a success (read here).
To the Ruler, he has satisfied himself with the proof Najib gave as having majority support of the Perak State Assembly by meeting the 28+3 assemblymen.
To Tun M, questionable assemblymen will taint Umno (read here).
To Tengku Razaleigh, Pakatan Rakyat remains the constitutional state government until they are defeated by a vote of no confidence by the BN and Independent assemblymen (read here).
To other legal authorities, they feel that the Ruler has made a mistake (read here).
To the Pakatan Rakyat, this is not over yet. Nizar is refusing to resign and requests the Ruler to let the due process completes itself. The court must decide if the 3 ex-PKR and DAP assemblymen’s resignations are valid or not. Thereafter, a vote of confidence be carried out in the State Assembly sitting.
To the Police, the Pakatan Rakyat government is history. They have locked down the State Secretariat Building (read here). Such support for the Pakatan Rakyat elected state governments is unheard of.
Is there a real constitutional crisis brewing here or is it a figment of our imagination?
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