IPOH, 6 May 2009: Two members of the Perak state assembly claim to be the menteri besar, but speaker V Sivakumar remained tight-lipped about how they would be seated when the House assembles on 7 May.
Current Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, who was appointed by the Perak Sultan on 6 Feb, is being challenged by Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, who wants the courts to declare that he is the rightful holder of the post.
“No comments on that (the seating arrangement) for now,” Sivakumar told reporters after chairing the Special Rights and Privileges Committee here [yesterday].
“On the agenda for May 7 is the parade, royal address and I have received two motions,” Sivakumar said.
“The first motion seeks my removal as speaker and the second is to appoint a new speaker.
“That’s all for now,” he said, without indicating if he would accept or reject the motions.
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This article first appeared on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 in www.theedgemalaysia.com under the title Sivakumar remains mum on assembly issues. Used with permission.