Perak crisis

By Deborah Loh
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Updated 7:33pm

Live update:

7:27pm: Spotted at the MB’s residence among the crowd of about a thousand: Malaysia-Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and lawyer cum blogger Haris Ibrahim.

7:22pm: As a crowd of around 200 people gathers, banners erected outside Perak MB's residence reflect the rakyat's anger at assemblypersons Hee Yit Foong and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi's betrayal and role in bringing down the Pakatan Rakyat state government. One read: "Si Yit Foong, awak penghianat, sanggup jual diri!"

7: 13pm: Banner erected outside the Perak MB's residence. "Bubarkan DUN, Kembalikan kuasa rakyat".

7:11pm: Atmosphere at MB's residence is sombre — like a wake. Perak MB Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is holed up inside the main building, and an expectant crowd is waiting outside.

6:58pm: People milling around. Perak MB Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to give explanation later tonight on the situation.

6:52pm: Demonstration at Perak Menteri Besar's residence. Unit Amal PAS providing crowd control. People are allowed inside. Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) information chief Tian Chua is here.

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