March 27, 2009
IPOH: The Perak Public Accounts Committee on Friday froze the wages of former and current Mentris Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir with immediate effect.
The three advisors to Dr Zambry and state information chief Datuk Hamdi Abu Bakar were also ordered to vacate their offices at the state secretariat building here.
On Feb 23, the Perak PAC had said that it would an inquiry on March 5 to determine which of the two Mentris Besar and their executive councillors should receive salaries and allowances.
The PAC, chaired by DAP’s Canning assemblyman Wong Kah Woh, was also to enquire into the appointments of the three advisers and the information chief with the status of excos by Dr Zambry.
Wong had said Dr Zambry, former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, State Legal Adviser Datuk Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid, State Secretary Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim, State Financial Officer Datuk Jamalludin Al Amini Ahmad, present and former excos would be called to the inquiry.