Feb 7, 2009
IPOH: Pakatan Rakyat will return to power in Perak, vows state DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming.
He said the coalition was optimistic and confident that although it was forced out unconstitutionally, it would return.
“We believe the people are still with us. We were elected by the people, unlike the Barisan Nasional which has “robbed” the government (from the people),” he told reporters at the DAP state headquarters here yesterday.
Based on reliable sources, he said the so-called Barisan government, which to him was unlawful, would fall soon and that its candidates would not be recognised by the people.
Nga again pleaded with the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah to reconsider his decision not to consent to the dissolution of the State Assembly, paving the way for the people to elect the government they wanted.
“To resolve the constitutional crisis, let the people decide. Whether win or lose, let the democratic process take its own course,” he said.
Nga also showed reporters copies of three letters sent by Independent assemblymen Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang), Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang) and Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (Changkat Jering) to State Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar in an envelope at 4pm on Wednesday.
While Jamaluddin and Mohd Osman’s letters informed Sivakumar that they had lost confidence in their party and were resigning, Hee’s letter stated that she wanted her resignation letter as a state assemblyman re–voked.
The three reiterated that with the letters, the undated letters previously signed by them were dismissed ab initio (in totality).
Nga said the trio had cheated the people of Perak for their personal interests and he wanted the people to see their true colours.
He said that since he had been barred from entering his office, he was not sure what had happened to his personal belongings while those of former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and state DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham were missing.
Nga reiterated that Mohammad Nizar was still the Mentri Besar.