SLIM RIVER, 5 Feb 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Pakatan Rakyat (PR) should accept the decision of the Perak Sultan for Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and the state executive councillors to resign from their posts.
Abdullah believed the decision was made in accordance with the law.
“I believe that Sultan Azlan Shah had thoroughly considered the issue and the legal provisions before making the decision.
“Just accept it. When Pakatan Rakyat won Perak in the last general election, we (BN) could accept it,” he said after visiting Sime Darby’s groundwater project at the Cluny-Bedford Estate in Batang Padang, near here, today.
Abdullah said: “We cannot go against the law and the parties concerned should not be politicking over the matter.
“This problem is happening while the other states are busy with efforts to create employment, ensure that projects are well implemented and to reduce the effects of the global economic crisis.”
Asked about the BN’s approach in getting the majority in the Perak state assembly to form a new state government, Abdullah said what was important was that it followed the laws, and to administer the state with full responsibility and to serve the people well.
The prime minister said among the criteria for a menteri besar was the ability to lead and serve the people well. — Bernama