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Zambry wants to restore political stability in Perak

KUALA KANGSAR, 6 Feb 2009: Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, who was sworn in as the new Perak Menteri Besar today, said he would give priority to restoring political stability and enhancing racial relations.

“I am confident that the people of Perak are mature and I can see that they have the capability to deal with the situation,” he said here.

Zambry, 47, the assemblyperson for Pangkor, took his oath of office as the 11th Menteri Besar before the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, at the Istana Iskandariah here.

The economics, politics and Islamic thinking graduate said he was also confident that the Perak people would want to see political stability because if the uncertainty prolonged, it would be to the detriment of everyone.

Zambry, who is from Pangkor and a one-term executive council member between 2004 and 2008, said he believed that the state administration and the people would be able to weather the political situation “irrespective of its intensity.”

Asked on the refusal by the former Pakatan Rakyat government to step down despite having been ordered to by the Sultan of Perak, Zambry said: “I am confident that the opposition parties would be able to understand the situation, including the provisions in the state constitution that the Sultan has the power to appoint a Menteri Besar or to dissolve the state legislative assembly.”

Zambry also said he would adopt an open attitude and that he would listen well “and do what I need to do” in running the state’s administration.

He added that although he is now the Menteri Besar, “I’m still very much a down-to-earth man entrusted with the heavy responsibility of heading the state’s administration.” — Bernama

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6 Responses to “Zambry wants to restore political stability in Perak”

  1. Nic says:

    Zam, resign if you want to restore stability.

  2. johnny says:

    Ask him to fly a kite in Pangkor.

  3. Maozi says:

    @Nic: Alternatively, Zam can call for a snap poll to really earn the mandate from rakyat.

  4. ravi says:

    I don’t really know how people come up with comments like flying kites in Pangkor. Talk about being rude. So, does that mean small district people are incapable? Regardless on whatever has happened; this man is a PhD holder and surely can think. Anyone in his position now would be saying what he is saying.

    Again and again, we are foolish voters: give the dog the bad name and hang him. Sometimes the Americans are much smarter where they will weigh in individual issues before making up their minds. Most self-acclaimed net analysts have a thrill in BN trashing as if BN literally only drank their blood.

    Speaking of blood, our primary care health system is one of the most effective in the world. If you people notice, health was never our issue in any election. And the credit goes to … ? Well I trust you know who. Well it was done many years ago but at least they have something to prove unlike allegedly-corruption-free empty cans.

    In short, both coalitions are not very much different; one is a snapping turtle and the other a crocodile. They have their pros and cons. You want to choose the coalition or the man who is gonna work for you?

    Give this new guy a chance. He might put things right.

  5. what the says:

    Ha ha ha. He’s so funny. Thinks everybody’s stupid. It’s like someone destroying a beautiful house and then saying I want to restore its beauty.

  6. cckkpr says:

    By making a grab of the government, Najib dared not come for the CNY celebrations, Hee dared not face the public, Jamaluddin and Capt went into hiding. Why subject yourselves to this humiliation?

    Dissolve the assembly, promise the people of Perak your grand plans, the step forward to a bright future, fairness for all the communities and let the people decide. Be brave. Walk the talk. If you think the time is too short to convince the electorate, ask the EC to extend the polling date by three months. I am sure all the Perakians will agree to the extension.


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