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Opposition should not set terms to talk

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 May 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the opposition should not set any term and condition for any meeting with Barisan Nasional (BN) to solve the Perak crisis.

He said the government had to respect the rights of the opposition, but they too should do likewise in dealing with any political matter.

“I do not know what the terms are (from the opposition). But the important thing is that we have to respect each other,” he told reporters after launching the Sime Darby new discovery in oil palm genome, here, today.

Najib, who is also BN chairperson, was asked to comment on the recent offer made by Pakatan Rakyat leaders to discuss with BN to find the best solution to the ongoing Perak crisis.

He also said that it was up to the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, to decide whether the Perak state assembly should be dissolved or not.

On Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir continuing as Perak Menteri Besar until the Court of Appeal disposes of his appeal against yesterday’s High Court’s decision declaring Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the legitimate menteri besar, Najib said it was up to Zambry to decide the next course of action.

“We are going to appeal in the Court of Appeal because we respect the law,” said Najib.

Asked about his meeting with Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk T Murugiah today, the prime minister declined to comment on it.

However, on the death threat received by Murugiah yesterday, Najib said he (Murugiah) had to report it to the police to investigate the case.

“I don’t know the details but I am saddened by people using such tactics to harass others,” he said.

Yesterday, Murugiah received two bullet casings and a note which warned him against contesting for any post in the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) elections. — Bernama

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5 Responses to “Opposition should not set terms to talk”

  1. Nicholas.C says:

    “We are going to appeal in the Court of Appeal because we respect the law,” said Najib.

    What a pack of lies. If they respect the law, this case wouldn’t even need to go to court. The Constitution is already clear beyond doubt, backed by precedent set decades ago that what the BN did was illegal.

    What Najib needs here is a refresher on his beloved “Pendidikan Moral”.

  2. perak guy says:

    How can someone continue to be MB when he was not one in the first place?

    Utter rubbish!

  3. raguel says:

    If indeed you respect the law, you should know that for a declaration, there is no stay of execution. Have you people come across such a case? Pakatan has many lawyers – failed to point out? Further, The Appeals Court was heard by one judge at the last minute – this is not the established legal norm. BN lawyers have to go for a refresher course.

    Soon we can’t even express our anger and disgust over the net.

    Do the leaders respect rule of law? How they manhandled Sivakumar, clear photos available for whole world to see .

  4. vsp says:

    “The important thing is to respect each other. We have to respect the rights of the opposition and the opposition has to respect the rights of the government,” Najib stressed.


    Wrong, wrong, wrong Najib! You have to respect the people because the power comes from the people. You only shouted about your rights but the way you bulldozed your way into power is a disgrace and a mockery of your stand.

    So you say you have the majority support? Then let the people decide whether they want to punish PKR and to endorse your assertion. Going back to the people is the most cost-effective way out of the mess that was created by you.

    Why do you have to manipulate the sultan, turn the police into a mafia organization and the courts into a prostitution den? As if you don’t have enough skeletons in your closet, you are still gung-ho to collect more. Enough is enough, Najib. If you are still very stupid to understand and to cut your losses, you will lose your pants and nobody will be sorry for you.

  5. Pei Ling says:

    “We are going to appeal in the Court of Appeal because we respect the law.”

    If only he would say “we are going to drop our appeal because we respect the High Court ruling, democracy and the Perakians’ right to choose their own government.” *sigh*

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