PETALING JAYA, 17 April 2009: Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, via the state legislative assembly secretary, has issued a notice this morning calling for the Perak legislative assembly to convene on 7 May, said Teja assemblyperson Chang Lih Kang.
ZambryChang told The Edge Financial Daily that he had received a call this morning from the state secretary’s office informing him that a notice of assembly will be sent.
While he had not received the notice, Chang said he was told that the assembly would convene over two days from 7 to 8 May.
According to Chang, either the menteri besar or the Speaker can call for the assembly meeting and the state legislative assembly’s secretary would send out official notices.
The Perak state legislative assembly has until May 13, six months from its last meeting, to convene, failing which it would be considered dissolved.
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This article first appeared on 17 April 2009 in www.theedgemalaysia.com under the same title. Used with permission.
It would be interesting to know if due notice calling for the meeting was given by the legal authority under his hand and seal. Should there be a flaw the Speaker would have no choice but to call off the meeting because the meeting of the assembly is flawed and illegal.
One wonders if such a scenario will emanate on the said day.
Ah – imagine. Speaker can report to the police, FRU will be stationed and access to the Assembly Building can be denied. Sauce for the gander?