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Teng criticised for suggesting dissolution of Perak assembly

IPOH, 14 May 2009: Penang Gerakan chief Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan was today criticised for proposing that the Perak state assembly be dissolved.

“In this situation, he should instead give encouragement and support to BN (Barisan Nasional),” Kubu Gajah assemblyperson Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar told Bernama.

He said Teng should instead focus on efforts to rebuild Gerakan in Penang.

“Doesn’t Teng know that BN has the majority voice in Perak? Doesn’t he know that the crisis in Perak is due to Pakatan Rakyat’s refusal to accept the fact that they have lost the majority?” he said.

At his press conference in Penang yesterday, Teng said that dissolving the Perak state assembly would enable the people of Perak to decide who should rule the state.

Umno information chief Ahmad Maslan said it should be explained to the people of Perak why BN, because it had the majority in the state assembly, had the right to govern the state.

“The Perak political crisis is a national issue and needs to be explained to everyone in the state to avoid confusion,” he said.

Ahmad, who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said he would explain every issue pertaining to the Perak political crisis during his visits to the states soon.

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7 Responses to “Teng criticised for suggesting dissolution of Perak assembly”

  1. pb says:

    Another Information Chief who does not get it.

  2. Stephen Doss says:

    How do you explain to the majority of Perakians who voted for Pakatan Rakyat? How do you explain to them that BN has the majority because three of the representatives they
    had voted for have decided to betray them?

  3. Ng says:

    How can BN component parties ever be effective if they can’t even say the right thing without being admonished?

  4. beeyong says:

    Saya Tuan. I Talk, You Listen. No two ways about it.

  5. Kenny says:

    Another display of the unequal relationship in BN. Umno is the big brother. The rest are supposed to praise only when they open their mouths, not criticize.

  6. Hello says:

    This Deputy Minister can explain until the cows come home but the fact remains BN usurped the legitimately elected state Pakatan government, with the connivance of unelected institutions, whether knowingly or unknowingly. The aftermath of this and subsequent events is very telling. The rakyat can see the actions of these institutions which are so biased towards the BN that it makes one want to throw up with disgust! Explanations? Explain the actions of the State Secretary, the State Assembly secretary, the State Legal Adviser, the Judicial Commissioner, the Police. And finally, will someone explain, the action of the Perak Sultan asking for the resignation of the MB, when the State Constitution says differently?

  7. kassim says:

    We must understand that the main issue here is, can the sultan sack the MB?

    Some say yes and others say no.

    So, how do you settle the difference in opinion?

    We go to the High Court, then to the Appeals Court and finally to the Federal Court.

    Whatever is the final outcome then, becomes precedence law for all states and the federal govt. to follow

    If we do not complete the process then we shall never know and if we do not know then how are we going to remedy the situation?

    Can all of us be patient and let the law follow its course?

    By the way Mr Doss, where were you when Anwar said he wants to change the federal govt on 16/9/08 by making 31 BN MPs jump over to PR?

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