Zambry seeks Federal Court’s ruling on his MB post

(Bernama) – Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has filed a notice in the Federal Court for a legal interpretation of Clause 63 of the Perak State Constitution so that the court can declare that he is the rightful Mentri Besar.

He filed the notice at the Federal Court Registrar's office, here Wednesday through Tetuan Zul Rafique and Partners. The notice was distributed to the media yesterday afternoon.

In his application, attached to his supporting affidavit, Dr Zambry wanted the Federal Court to decide and interpret the provisions under Clauses 16(2) and 16(6) of the Perak State Constitution namely:

* whether the Sultan of Perak had the right to refuse consent to the dissolution of the State Assembly by former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin when Mohammad Nizar no longer had the confidence of the majority of the Assemblymen;

* whether upon refusal by the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the Assembly, should Mohammad Nizar and his executive councillors tender their resignations under Clause 16(6) of the State Constitution;

* whether the Sultan of Perak had the right to appoint Dr Zambry as the mentri besar following Mohammad Nizar's and the executive councillors' refusal to resign.

If the above questions were decided by the Federal Court in Dr Zamry's favour, he wanted the court to declare that his appointment as mentri besar on Feb 6 was in accordance with the Perak State Constitution.

The Federal Court fixed Tuesday for hearing of the application.