PR to resist Perak takeover

By Deborah Loh
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IPOH, 6 Feb 2009: Even as Barisan Nasional (BN)'s candidate for Perak menteri besar, Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir is to be sworn in this afternoon, Pakatan Rakyat says it will resist BN's takeover "every step of the way until the end".

Parti Keadilan Rakyat information chief Tian Chua said the Pakatan Rakyat state government plans to convene an emergency sitting of the state assembly to hold a motion of no-confidence against the new menteri besar.

This is expected to take place next week.

Chua said Pakatan Rakyat could still do this as "the Speaker of the house is still ours", referring to V Sivakumar.

He said it did not matter if the BN now had three independents on its side, bringing its support in the assembly to 31 against Pakatan Rakyat's 28 seats.

"It is Pakatan Rakyat's right to convene an emergency assembly and we will keep on doing whatever the law allows us to do every step of the way and we'll watch BN act 'ultra vires' at every turn," he told The Nut Graph last night at Pakatan Rakyat's rally at the menteri besar's official residence.

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