Friday, February 06, 2009

BARISAN NASIONAL DATUK DR ZAMBRY APPOINTED PERAK MENTRI BESAR DESPITE TURMOIL BY SULTAN OF PERAK

Datuk Zambry accepting the post of Mentri Besar from Sultan Azlan Shah






Clash between police and Pakatan Rakyat supporters


Pangkor State Assemblyman Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, 47, was today sworn at 4pm by the Sultan of Perak as the new Menteri Besar to replace Datuk Ir Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin, whose tenure had come to an end following the switch in majority in the State Assembly as a result of defections of four Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers to the Barisan Nasional.

It was reported that the swearing-in ceremony took place in the aftermath of a clash between the police and Pakatan Rakyat supporters who had earlier blocked the road leading to Istana Iskandiariah, the venue for the ceremony today.

It is been revealed that the State Exco will be sworn in next Tuesday.

news courtesy of Malaysiakini and pictures from Reuters & MalaysiaToday