High Court to decide who’s the real Perak MB today

(The Star) IPOH: It’s D-Day today, as far as the legal Mentri Besar in Perak is concerned.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court is expected to deliver its judgement at 2.30pm as to who is the rightful Mentri Besar.

Both Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin of Pakatan Rakyat and Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir of Barisan Nasional are laying claim to the state’s chief executive post.

In the last few days, they have been busy attending separate functions as Mentri Besar while meeting their supporters and hurling accusations at each other.

At a meet-the-people session in Bukit Gantang yesterday, Dr Zambry lashed out at the opposition assemplymen for their “uncivilised” behaviour at the state assembly sitting on Thursday.

The pandemonium also saw former Pakatan Rakyat Speaker V. Sivakumar being forcibly removed from his chair and dragged out of the House.

Speaking to reporters at Dewan Changkat Jering, Dr Zambry also criticised certain press for highlighting certain statements made by the Pakatan.

An aide said that Dr Zambry has lost his patience with certain press.

“He cannot stand all the lies that the Opposition had levelled against him. He’s had enough. All this while he remained quiet. He controlled his temper but his patience has its limits,” said the aide.

Barisan Nasional toppled the 10-month-old Pakatan government in Perak in February after three Pakatan assemblymen left their respective parties to become Independents.

While Dr Zambry has refused to comment on the possible outcome of the court decision, a vociferous Nizar says he will seek an audience with the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the assembly should the court rule in his favour.

On Saturday, as he met his supporters in the coffee shops, bazaars and temples in Teluk Intan, Nizar said: “I am just going to listen to the court judgement, Whatever the outcome. I will plan my move from there.”

Meanwhile, sources said a defiant Sivakumar is expected to turn up at the Speaker’s office today.

His successor Datuk R. Ganesan is not amused, saying he will give Sivakumar some time to vacate and clear his belongings.

“I will enter the office only after he has done that,” he said.