May 21, 2009 By Edward Cheah and Lee Wei Lian
Pix courtesy of The Star
PUTRAJAYA, MAY 21 — Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin says he will continue to push for fresh elections in Perak as the best way to solve the constitutional impasse regardless of tomorrow’s Court of Appeal decision over who should rightly be the mentri besar.
“I’m not going to rely on the court’s decision. It is only a legal process, the solution is to give the people the right to choose a new government,” Nizar told reporters outside the courtroom here today.
Nizar and other Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders attended today a Court of Appeal hearing on Datuk Zambry Abd Kadir’s appeal against last week’s high court decision ruling Nizar the rightful MB.
The constitutional crisis has dragged on since BN’s power grab in February.
There is growing support for fresh polls, even among BN leaders, for fresh polls as a way to resolve the conflict.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has suggested BN were ready for talks with PR leaders to find a solution.
DAP Perak Chief Ngeh Koo Ham echoed Nizar and told The Malaysian Insider that the best way out of the political mess was to dissolve the state assembly.
“The court isn’t the place to solve the Perak crisis and whatever the outcome the crisis in Perak will drag on and whoever loses will appeal,” stressed Ngeh.
Ngeh went on to say that Pakatan Rakyat was more concerned with how to find a solution.
The Court of Appeal will give its decision tomorrow afternoon.