IPOH, 6 Feb 2009: Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin broke his promise to take only his personal belongings when he held a press conference in the Menteri Besar’s office here this morning, said State Secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Hashim.
He said out of respect for Nizar as the former Menteri Besar, the State Secretariat had allowed the Perak PAS deputy commissioner and the Exco members under the former Pakatan Rakyat government to enter their respective offices in the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building to take their personal belongings.
“However, YB Datuk Seri held a press conference in the room specifically meant for the Perak Menteri Besar, and had breached the original agreement which was only to take his personal belongings, and it was totally inappropriate that his press conference was held in the room,” he said in a statement.
Abdul Rahman said that subsequent to this, he had ordered the press conference to be stopped.
He said this to clarify the commotion that broke out at the Menter Besar’s office this morning.
Abdul Rahman said it was not proper for a former Menteri Besar to act in that manner and to bring his supporters into the Perak State Secretary’s office without permission.
He added that Nizar allowed his supporters to use abusive language against him (Abdul Rahman).
The press conference was held spontaneously in the Menteri Besar’s room, when the local and international media representatives were allowed to enter together with Nizar and his former Exco members into the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building at 10am.
Nizar and his Exco colleagues, who were shocked to see that their rooms had been emptied, immediately held the press conference to express their displeasure.
However, the press conference could not proceed when the media representatives were asked by Abdul Rahman and Ipoh District Police Chief ACP Azisman Alias to leave the premises. — Bernama