Selangor, Kedah, Penang next?

Political analyst Khoo Kay Peng is confident that the Perak scenario is not likely to repeat itself in Selangor.

By Chan Kok Leong, John Lim and Chua Sue-Ann, The Nut Graph

AFTER the state of political turmoil in Perak, following Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's press conference where he said that the Barisan Nasional (BN) is ready to form government in the state, rumours are swirling on the possible fall of other states.

We'll first look at Perak — whether there will be even more defections in the coming days. Then look at the situation in Selangor, Kedah and Penang.


Political analyst Wong Chin Huat said there would likely be more defections in Perak as the BN would want to balance out its overwhelming Malay majority in the state assembly.

Wong noted that of the 31 seats held by BN, 29 representatives were Malay and only two were Chinese, adding that such a government was not representative of the demographics of the state.

Wong said all eyes are now set on the Sultan of Perak's decision on whether to allow a snap election as requested by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government. The Perak Ruler's decision would set a precedent for the entire nation, he added.