NEW GOVERNMENT IN PERAK: BH 04/02: BN kini memiliki majoriti dalam DUN Perak apabila empat Adun Pakatan Rakyat sebelum in umum keluar parti dan sokong BN: TPM
1. MB Perak gets audience with Sultan at 5pm. The Sultan was in KL. Legally, the Perak State Assembly HAS NOT been dissolved yet even though the MB had told the Press so.
2. 16:43pm 4/2 Perak assemblymen Jamaluddin Radzi, Osman Mohd Jailu, Datuk Nasarudin Hashim and Hee Yit Foong are now in DPM Najib office/STAR
Four from Pakatan to cross over to Barisan Nasional? It's a mess right now in Perak. The Menteri Besar, fearing defections from the Pakatan to BN, was trying to dissolve his 11-month old state government to pave way for a statewide by-election.
According to a Harian Metro alert, it was believed that the State Assembly had, indeed, been dissolved. But if that news is true, then the MB would have resolved his state government without Royal Consent. That won't be possible, of course, as you need Royal Consent to dissolve a state assembly. The Sultan, I heard, is in Kuala Lumpur. [update by Bernama: MB dissolves first, seeks Royal Consent later]
And I'm getting smses about a Press Conference in Putrajaya that the DPM was calling. I was told that the two PKR reps who were resigned by their party (the resignations were subsequently ruled unlawful by the Election Commissioner) were also on their way to Putrajaya. I also learned that two other reps from Pakatan (probably from DAP) would be joining the other two.
If the 4 are defecting to BN, there'll be a new state government in Perak tomorrow.
I voted in Perak last March. I voted for change. That was less than a year ago, but look at what we have now!