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We do not want repeat of 2009 power seizure in Perak, says Nga



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Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming wants police to record a statement from Perak opposition leader Saariani Mohamad

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) wants police to probe a alleged move by saying that it is detrimental to parliamentary democracy under section 124B of the Penal Code.

Perak DAP chief Nga Kor Ming said the decision was made to the special section was to ensure that the "coup d'état" that happened in the state 2009 would not happen again.

"After discussions, we found out that none of our representatives were involved. This is a conspiracy by Umno

"We will lodge the report tomorrow tomorrow We urge the police to investigate under Section 124B and Section 124C of the Penal Code, which is a very serious offense, "Nga said.

He warned Umno not to mess with PH, adding that under Section 124B, the maximum penalty is 20 years.

"There are corrupt practices to buy over representatives, so it is definitely harmful. We leave it to the police to take a thorough investigation to ensure the coup d'état in 2008 will not happen again, "he said at the parliament lobby today.

Nga was asked to comment on a threat created by Perak opposition leader Saariani Mohamad that he was ready to reveal the state executive councillors who did not agree to a non-confidence motion against the mentor besar.

Barisan Nasional (BN) had staged a coup in Perak in February 2009 when the then three Pakatan Rakyat state lawmakers declared themselves as independents.

The trio then supported BN to form the Perak State Government, which led to a series of court battles between former PAS personnel and Nizar Jamaluddin and Umno's Zambry Abdul Kadir.

Ultimately, the federal court, in February 2010, declared Zambri as the lawful mentor.

Nga had, this morning, claimed that there was a plot to be confused, based on recent disclosures by state Religious and Islamic Education, Industry, Rural and Entrepreneur Development Committee Chairman Asmuni Awi and former menteri besar Zambry.

Nga said Asmuni had claimed that he was a candidate for the post of mentor if he had quit PH and form a new state government.

Perak government not shaky

Nga, who is Teluk Intan MP, said he had full confidence in the 31 Assemblymen, who are all firmly behind the state leadership.

"There is no issue of a shaky government Umno is desperate. The ultimate focus is to look after the welfare and wellbeing of the rakyat.

"We do not have time to entertain such dirty tactics It is clear that Umno is desperate, "he said, expressing hope that police will record Saarani's statement.

On whether Perak PH was satisfied with the mentor's performance, Nga said bearing in mind that Faizal is a first-term assemblyman, he had done reasonably well.

"Our Perak MB has just tabled his budget. He has done reasonably well

"There is always room for improvement. We will give him time to improve He has done fairly well in certain aspects.

"He has proven that he is people friendly He is the welfare of the people at heart Much better than the previous one, "he said.

Nga also rebutted claims that Faizal was not getting the cooperation of some state executive councillors.

"I think the line-up is solid. They work together as a team. As the State Chairman, my excuse, they will give me information every month.

"At the moment, they are on the right track. We welcome all constructive comments and criticisms, "he said.

Earlier today, Lenggong MP Shamsul Anuar Nasarah denied the claims of a conspiracy to the current Perak government and said this was something that PH self from

Shamsul said the statement made by Saarani reflected the real situation, that there were efforts by the government to get help from its aim.

"Based on this, I am sure that the State Chairman did not recklessly make the statement.

"We can now see cracks appearing within the Perak government. There is a disagreement in their political parties on the MB's position.

"This is something I did not start by BN component parties, but by PH myself," he said.

When asked if Umno was ready to take over the state under such circumstances, Shamsul said the party was ready to do so, so long as it did not go against party principles

On whether there will be a no-confidence motion tabled, Shamsul said it was not his place to comment.

"I was only admired what I had said by the chairman of the committee, that there is no reason for this in the jostling for the MB's position.

"This is their crisis, not ours," he added.

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