Bernama reports, quoting palace sources – Perak MB Datuk Seri Nizar to step down. But Malaysia Insider speculated that Nizar is planning to refuse the order to resign.

This will lead PR on a collision course with the Sultan, whose decision has been greeted with immense criticisms even on his own website where visitors have been expressing their disappointment.

It remains unclear if a planned public rally tonight will go ahead but Barisan Nasional leaders are already going ahead with plans to form the next state government.

Umno risked public scorn. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said a large section of the public will be angry if the Perak Ruler does not dissolve the state assembly and invites Barisan Nasional to form the state government on the basis of dubious crossovers.

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