Perak Update: Dr Zambry is new Perak MB

(The Star) – 04.15pm Swearing in ceremony of Dr Zambry as the new Perak Mentri Besar ends.

04.05pm Dr Zambry receives letter of appointment from Sultan Azlan Shah and takes his oath of office.

03:55pm Swearing in ceremony of Dr Zambry as Perak Mentri Besar begins at Istana Iskandariah.

03:35pm Speaker V. Sivakumar said that he has faxed and personally handed in two letters to the Sulatn of Perak seeking permission to convene an emergency state assembly meeting and to postpone the swearing in of the new mentri besar.

03:30pm Protesters are thinning. But some are still refusing to leave even after PAS executive secretary Khalid Rahman Abd Samad appealed to them to disperse.

03:00pm Barisan entourage, heading towards Istana Iskandariah for the swearing in of the new Mentri Besar, has managed to clear the protesting Pakatan crowd and is heading to the Istana. A young boy who fainted after being hit by tear gas was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

02:45pm FRU fire tear gas into thousands of Pakatan protesters outside Masjid Ubudiah along Jalan Bukit Chandan near Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar. Police start making arrests. Some in the crowd are pelting cars making their way to the Istana.

01:05pm DAP Chairman Karpal Singh said that the Sultan of Perak had acted beyond the powers conferred to him in dismissing the state government of Nizar. He said that Nizar will file a suit against the Sultan and the new state government at the Ipoh High Court on Tuesday if the new Barisan government takes power.

12:20pm Perak state assembly speaker V. Sivakumar said that he will write to the Sultan of Perak by 3pm to seek permission to convene an emergency state assembly sitting and to postpone the swearing-in of the new mentri besar at Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar

12:15pm DAP’s Nga Kor Ming told reporters that Pakatan Rakyat will go on a statewide roadshow to explain to the people the situation and swore that Pakatan will return to power in Perak.

10:45am Perak CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said police have secured the state secretariat building following a request by the state secretary to ensure the smooth transfer of power.

10:40am Nizar left the state secretariat building saying that he has been allowed to keep his car until the new mentri besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir is sworn in at 3:30pm.

10:15am Nizar was escorted out of his now emptied room at the state secretariat by Ipoh OCPD Azisman Alias who also stopped Nizar from giving a press conference in the room.

09:50am Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin, ordered by the Perak Sultan to quit as MB, entered the state secretariat building in his state issued new Toyota Camry. He was allowed to pass through the police barricade on the main road leading to the building. He then stepped out of the car to ask the guard at the main gate to let him in. His excos were also allowed in.