Sunday, March 09, 2008

Can The Perak Opposition Collectively Elect Raja Nazrin Shah As Perak MB?

UPDATED: Oh well. Doesn't matter anyway. They've already decided? Also, they are not the Opposition now, aren't they? :)

Unconfirmed news by propaganda MSM:

Perak coalition Govt nominates Pas representative as Menteri Besar

IPOH, SUN: PAS, DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), which is set to form a coalition government in Perak, have agreed to nominate Perak PAS Liaison Secretary Ir Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin as Menteri Besar.

Mohammad Nizar, who won the Pasir Panjang state seat, comfirmed to Bernama here that the decision was made by leaders of the three parties early today.

“The agreement was based on the spirit of cooperation among the three parties, which want to set up a coalition government in Perak,” he said when contacted regarding the choice of Perak Menteri Besar.

He said that the oath taking ceremony would be held as soon as the Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah gave his consent.

PAS won six state seats, DAP 18 and PKR seven to garner 31 seats compared with the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) 28 seats in the 12th general election.
In the 2004 election, the BN won 52 of the 59 state states with DAP taking seven.

PAS which contested in 21 state seats won Pasir Panjang, Titi Serong, Gunung Semanggol, Selinsing, Lubuk Merbau and Changkat Jong.

PKR captured Hutan Melintang, Behrang, Kuala Kurau, Kuala Sepetang, Simpang Pulai, Teja and Changkat Jering out of 20 seats it contested.

DAP swept clean the 18 state seats it contested namely Jelapang, Pantai Remis, Sitiawan, Bercham, Buntong, Pasir Pinji, Aulong, Pokok Assam, Canning Garden, Pasir Bedamar, Sungkai, Jalong, Tebing Tinggi, Kepayang, Menglembu, Tronoh, Keranji and Malim Nawar.

The opposition pact in Perak also won 11 parliamentary seats while BN 13.

PAS candidates chosen as state assemblymen were Dr Khalil Idham Lim Abdullah (Titi Serong), Ramli Tusin (Gunung Semanggol, Husin Din (Selinsing), Mohd Zainuddin Mohd Yusof (Lubok Merbau) and Mohd Anuar Sudin (Changkat Jong).

The DAP candidate who won was DAP Perak chairman Ngeh Koo Ham, the incumbent for Sitiawan state seat who also won the Beruas parliamentary seat while DAP Perak Youth head who captured the Taiping parliamentarys seat, also retained the Pantai Remis state seat.

The agreement to set up the alliance of three parties was jointly announced at a press conference by the state chairmen of the respective parties at the DAP headquarters here early this morning.

The results on the last two seats, which enabled the alliance to form the state government, were announced at 4.30am by the Election Commission.

Ngeh thanked the people of Perak who voted for them.

Perak PAS Commissioner Ahmad Awang said that after being ruled by the BN for 50 years, the rakyat wanted to see a change.

The new government would prove to the BN that it was much better, fair and transparent and would not the neglect the people’s interest, he said.

Ahmad did not contest in the election while Perak PKR chairman Zulkifly Ibrahim lost in the Bukit Chandan state seat.

said that the election results indicated a message from the rakyat who wanted to see the three parties united.

“We will strive to solve the rakyat’s problems as promised,” he said.

Meanwhile Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali has yet to make any statement to the media and was still at his official residence.

Tajol Rosli retained his Pengkalan Hulu state seat obtaining 6,769 votes defeating PKR candidate Lee Sing Long who obtained 2,124 votes.

Nobody suits a better candidate than him if all the Opposition parties couldn't agree on finding a consensus one.

Soon-to-be dotting father, Raja Nazrin Shah.

But he's already the Perak Regent. 'Don't drag King into politics', anyone? And he's technically not elected by the people. Plus it's back to feudalism then, instead of democracy.

I wonder if RPK could enlighten us on the law and technicality issue of a royalty to be a state executive head.

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