ChuaPETALING JAYA, 18 May 2009: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek met with PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa to discuss the ongoing Perak political impasse today.
“In the discussion, both of us agreed that protracted politicking in Perak will not do anybody any good, especially the rakyat,” said Chua in a statement released today.
He said there should be “some form of cooperation between the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and Barisan Nasional (BN)” to resolve the current political crisis.
“The time has come that we should move forward for the good of the nation and the rakyat,” said Chua, who was accompanied by his son Chua Tee Yong and MCA central committee member Loh Seng Kok.
Husam (Source: husammusa.com)During the meeting, Chua said he told Husam that Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin should convene an emergency state assembly to see whether he enjoys the support of the majority state assemblypersons.
“If he fails to command the majority of the state assembly[persons], then he should seek an audience with the sultan to resign as the MB and let the party who enjoys the support of the majority of state assembly[persons] to be the MB,” Chua said.
Chua said that otherwise, Nizar should seek to dissolve the assembly and call for fresh state elections with the consent of the sultan.
Chua declined to reveal other “sensitive issues” he has discussed with Husam, who has been actively meeting BN leaders to persuade them to agree to a dissolution of the Perak assembly, claiming that they were “off the record”.
It is believed the Chua-Husam meeting is a result of the recent moves made by both BN and PR leaders to meet to find a solution to the Perak political crisis.
BN leader Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and PR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have said publicly they were willing to meet to find a solution for Perak, but thus far, no date has been set for a meeting.