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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

> Opposition Slammed For Attempting To Convene Assembly Sitting

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has slammed the the opposition parties in Perak for attempting to convene a state legislative assembly sitting on Wednesday.

He said that the opposition parties wanted to split the people by trying to turn Perak politics topsy-turvy despite the fact that the people had already accepted the Barisan Nasional's (BN) rule in the state.

He said that the opposition pact of DAP, PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat was trying to disrupt the state's administration as it was clear that the BN government, led by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, was accepted by the people.

"They have no locus standi to call for a state legislative assembly sitting as the former speaker no longer holds any post," he told reporters after attending a reception for orphans organised by the Perak Umno Youth at the Perak menteri besar's residence on Monday night.

Last week, former speaker V. Sivakumar, who is Tronoh assemblyman, issued a notice informing assemblymen that there would be a state assembly sitting on Wednesday.

Speakar Datuk R. Ganesan had asked all assemblymen to disregard the notice.

Khairy said that Perak opposition parties were becoming desperate as efforts by Dr Zambry to bring changes to the state had brought about positive momentum for the BN.

He said that political chaos which the opposition parties bent on creating was not helpful to the people who wanted to see stability in the state.

Meanwhile, Perak Umno Youth condemned Sivakumar's action, saying the opposition was no longer in power in the state.

Its chief, Maslin Shah Razman, said the opposition parties had lost their majority in the state assembly and that their latest antics showed that they were desperate after realising that the BN state government was administering the state well.

"They are running out of issues and are now seeking cheap publicity," he said - mySinchew.