Jan 30, 2009
IPOH: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has quashed speculation that the Pakatan Rakyat state government is on the verge of collapse.
Speaking to reporters after chairing the monthly Pakatan meeting at his official residence here yesterday, Nizar said the state government was very stable.
Speculation is rife that two PKR exco members will quit the state government and become independents.
Denying rifts:Nizar waving to reporters as he leaves his official residence after a meeting in Ipoh Friday. He quashed talk that the Perak Pakatan Rakyat state government was on the verge of collapse.
The two are said to be frustrated with the “dominating styles” of DAP state executive councillors Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham and Nga Kor Ming.
The rumour was further fuelled when attempts by various parties to contact the two failed.
When asked whether he managed to contact the PKR exco members, Nizar said he had spoken to them.
“They are quite all right. The speculation on them crossing over to Barisan Nasional is not true,” he said.
Concurring with Nizar, Ngeh said Pakatan was stable and more people were eager to join the coalition.