Monday, March 2, 2009
High political drama in Perak
It's high drama in Perak again. The police have started to station FRU personnel near the State Secretariat building ahead of the political fight tomorrow. Road blocks have been set up. The Perak State Secretary office has issued a circular informing all staff to cancel all appointments at the building tomorrow as the doors would be shut. The state secretariat, in short, is as good as shut tomorrow. Perak exco member Mohd Zahir has served notice on Speaker Sivakumar, accusing him of abusing his power to commit contempt by showing disloyalty to the Sultan while the MB is seeking a court ruling that the Speaker's suspension against him and the exco members is unconstitutional. The Speaker has called for an emergency state assembly meeting which the BN is saying is illegal. The political showdown is certainly going to put the state administration to a stand still. Expect plenty of fireworks in Ipoh tomorrow.