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.