Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pakatan postpones suit, lodges MACC report - Star

Feb 12, 2009 By CHAN LI LEEN

IPOH: Pakatan Rakyat will not be filing a lawsuit against Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir Thursday as expected, but would do so at a “later date.”

Former mentri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was expected to file the suit to declare the swearing-in of Dr Zambry last Friday as unconstitutional and illegal.

According to Pakatan counsel Leong Cheok Keng, the suit could not be filed Thursday because the alliance’s lawyers were still rushing to complete documents.

“It would be filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court at a later date,” he said.

Pakatan said it would not file the suit in Perak itself “so as not to cause embarrassment to the judges” here by requiring them to choose, he said when met at the High Court here Thursday morning.

Leong said that Dr Zambry would be named as the sole respondent in the suit by Nizar.

Earlier Thursday, Perak Pakatan lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Authority against Dr Zambry for appointing three advisers and a state information chief with executive councillor (exco) status.

Former Pakatan exco member Nga Kor Ming claimed their appointments were illegal under the state constitution and would cost the state RM960,000 a year.

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