Latest: The tussle for Perak is becoming more interesting. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has declared Barisan Nasional Perak has secured the majority of state seats to form a new Perak Government after two PKR and one DAP assemblymen, have left their respective parties and became independents “friendly” to the BN. A fourth assemblyman – Nasarudin Hashim of Bota – have left PKR to rejoin Umno.

Najib told a packed Press conference at his office in Putrajaya that he will seek an audience with the Sultan of Perak soon to formalise the new state government.

With the defections of Jamaludin, Osman and Hee, and the re-defection of Nasarudin, the BN now has 31 seats against PR’s 28, which means the political pendulum has swung to BN’s favour.

However Nizar, reported to be seeking an audience with Perak’s rulers at 5pm
to dissolve the state assembly – for a fresh new by-election.