Friday, March 14, 2008



Kit Siang apologies but swearing-in of Perak MB postponed as PKR objects to…

DAP’S POWER-SHARING FORMULA: Menteri besar: Pas. Exco: 8 positions to DAP and one each to PKR and Pas…

THE opposition alliance bickering yesterday over control of Perak , forcing the swearing-in of the menteri besar to be posptponed.

In the first open sign of discord, DAP, PKR and Pas disagreed over the choice of menteri besar and then over the allocation of seats in the state executive council.
The palace, which was due to hold the ceremony, said the swearing-in had been delayed but did not indicate when it would be rescheduled.
“It appears that the three parties have yet to reach strong consensus on forming a stable government,” a statement from the palace read.
The turn of events raises questions over the alliance’s ability to stick together for long despite its spectacular victory in Saturday’s elections.
The DAP had, on Wednesday, threatened to boycott the swearing-in ceremony but reversed its position yesterday morning, with party adviser Lim Kit Siang apologizing and saying all problems had been resolved amicably.
But then it was PKR’s turn to object to DAP’s power-sharing equation…

PERAK FIASCO: Regent wants written assurance from parties IPOH: The swearing-in of Perak Pas liaison secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the 10th menteri besar has been put off due to doubts over whether the DAP, Parti Keadilan Rakyat and Pas can form a stable state government. Full Story

PERAK FIASCO: Kit Siang apologises to regent IPOH: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has apologised to the Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, over his statement on Wednesday protesting the choice of Pasir Panjang state assemblyman Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the new menteri besar. Full Story

PERAK FIASCO: PKR wants review of exco composition KUALA LUMPUR: Just as the dust appeared to be settling in Perak, the state coalition was again thrown into disarray as Parti Keadilan Rakyat threatened not to take part in the new government following a dispute over seats in the executive council. Full Story

PERAK FIASCO: Lim blasts DAP for making use of palace Gerakan adviser Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik has condemned the Perak DAP for making use of the Perak royal family to chase after their ambitions to be members of the yet-to-be-formed state government. Full Story

latest: Muafakat Perak Dicapai: 6-3-1, KeADILan: 1 Timbalan MB, 1 Senator
Kuala Lumpur, 14 Mac - Timbalan Presiden KeADILan Dr. Syed Husin hari ini mengesahkan bahawa muafakat telah dicapai berkenaan pembentukkan kerajaan negeri Perak.
Hasil muafakat tersebut adalah Ir. Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin dari PAS akan menjadi Menteri Besar, Ngeh Koo Ham dari DAP akan menjadi Timbalan Menteri Besar Pertama dan jawatan Timbalan Menteri Besar Kedua akan diperuntukkan kepada KeADILan.
Untuk kerusi Exco pula, 6 kerusi akan diperuntukkan untuk DAP, 3 untuk KeADILan dan 1 untuk Pas. Selain itu, satu daripada dua senator yang akan dilantik oleh Perak ke Dewan Negara akan dipilih oleh KeADILan.
admin @ March 14, 2008

latest: Malaysian opposition signs written undertaking to end squabbling over state leadership: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's three-party opposition alliance signed an accord Friday to stop squabbling over the leadership of a state government, averting a split in their newfound friendship.
The three parties signed and submitted a letter to the titular ruler of Perak state just after midnight Thursday, confirming that a lawmaker from the Islamic party in the coalition will become the chief minister.
The disagreement over the leadership _ played out in public since Wednesday _ prompted predictions that the opposition alliance may not be able to stick together for long despite its spectacular victories in Saturday's general elections, which posed the first credible challenge to the ruling National Front coalition since the country's independence in 1957.
Besides winning Perak, the alliance also won four other states _ unprecedented success in a country where the National Front has never conceded more than two of Malaysia's 13 states. The alliance also boosted its strength in the 222-member Parliament from 19 to 82, reducing the Front's two-thirds majority to a mere 140.
The letter to end the Perak crisis was signed by all 31 lawmakers of the three parties who won seats in the 59-member state assembly, said Dzulkifly Ibrahim of the People's Justice Party.
"Everything is settled ... we are ready now," he told The Associated Press.
Officials of the other two parties also confirmed a letter had been signed and delivered. It is not clear when the new chief minister will be sworn in.The multiethnic People's Justice Party, or PKR, contributed seven seats to the alliance's 31 in Perak. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic party, an Islamic fundamentalist party made up of ethnic Malays, won six while the lion's share of 18 went to the Chinese-based Democratic Action Party. Full Story

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