Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pakatan plotting to topple BN in Perak

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat, still sore at being ousted as the government, is scheming to bring down the new Barisan Nasional state government.

A Perak DAP assemblyman revealed that the state Pakatan Rakyat leadership met yesterday -- hours after the speaker's suspension of the new menteri besar and his six executive councillors -- to plan the next course of action.

He said Pakatan planned to table a vote of no-confidence against Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir when the assembly reconvened in April.

Speaking to the New Straits Times on condition of anonymity, he said at press time, the state opposition leaders were still at the meeting to plan the best time to strike against the BN government.

He said the leaders were contemplating calling for a special state assembly session as early as next month to boot the BN state government out.
"No dates have been confirmed but we may call for a special assembly in the middle of Umno party elections," he said.

Umno will have its general assembly from March 24 to 28.

If the suspension of Zambry and his six executive councillors is not challenged in court and overruled, Pakatan will end up having more votes than BN should a vote of no-confidence be called against Zambry.

Both Pakatan and BN have 28 members each but with seven of them suspended, the ruling coalition will be four votes short even if the three independents vote against any motion tabled by the opposition.

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