By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
IPOH, May 13 — Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir today refused to give a clear answer to the question of whether he is actually Perak's mentri besar, leaving confused Perakians stranded with more unanswered questions as the state comes nowhere close to solving its political crisis.
Zambry arrived at the state government building here at 9.16am in a black Toyota Harrier. He was greeted by sweaty reporters who had waited at the building's entrance under the blazing sun since 7am.
Just as he stated yesterday, the stay of execution granted by the Court of Appeal yesterday puts on hold the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruling that Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin is the rightful MB and grants Zambry the right to resume duty.
But the question is, Zambry is to resume duty as what? The Bar Council yesterday interpreted the stay of execution as Zambry being merely the caretaker while his opposition counterparts claim Nizar is still the MB regardless of the stay of execution.
"You should not ask me that question. You should ask that question to the court," said Zambry, who seemed visibly annoyed by reporters' queries on the matter.
Zambry at the time had stepped out of his car to allow photographers to snap pictures of him entering the state government building.
It is learned that Zambry will be chairing “his” executive council meeting and will hold a press conference at noon.
Meanwhile, also seen entering the building earlier today was state legal advisor Datuk Ahmad Kamal Mohamad Shahid, who was among the two officials suspended by Nizar on the night he was declared the rightful MB again.
The state legal advisor and the state secretary Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim were key players in the events of the past three months, beginning with the Feb 5 putsch by Barisan Nasional (BN) which led to the current political imbroglio.
Zambry yesterday claimed the suspension on the two has been rendered invalid by the ruling made by the Court of Appeal.