Zambry files appeal, to be heard today

By Debra Chong, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR: – Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Zambry Abd Kadir, who yesterday failed to get the High Court here to maintain his tenuous position as the mentri besar (MB) of Perak, filed an appeal early this morning.

The Court of Appeal in Putrajaya will hear the appeal today.

Zambry's chief counsel Datuk Cecil Abraham is believed to be on his way there now.

Lead lawyer for reinstated Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, Sulaiman Abdullah, is already at the Palace of Justice court complex, and is hopping mad.

He only learnt about the rushed appeal this morning. By coincidence, he was at the Putrajaya court complex for another case.

Other lawyers for Nizar are also rushing to the court.

Amer Hamzah Arshad, one of the other lawyers who had represented Nizar yesterday, told The Malaysian Insider Zambry had filed for an ex-parte injunction.

"We are going to oppose it," said Amer.

Attempts by The Malaysian Insider to contact Cecil for confirmation failed. A spokesperson for law firm where Cecil works, Zul Rafique and Partners politely declined to furnish any information about the case.