The Star reports:
Perak Pakatan Rakyat will file a legal suit to challenge the validity of Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir as Mentri Besar in Kuala Lumpur Thursday.
State DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming said Pakatan was worried about the impartiality of High Court judges in Ipoh if the case were to be filed here.
“All documents related to the suit is ready,” he said on Wednesday.
Pakatan is seeking a declaration that the swearing-in of Dr Zambry as mentri besar was illegal and wrong in the eyes of the law.
Under the Perak Constitution, unless there is a vote of no confidence against Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin in the state assembly, he would still be considered the mentri besar, Nga said.
He argued that any government formed without the approval of the assembly would be considered illegal.
Nga, who is also Pantai Remis assemblyman, also claimed that in this case, any agreements signed by the Barisan Nasional state government might be considered illegal as well.
But veteran lawyer and DAP Chairman Karpal Singh will not involved in the case or joining the team according to Bernama.
Karpal Singh said today that he will not represent Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin in filing a suit to declare Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir’s appointment as the new Perak menteri besar null and void.
He said he did not want to be in the team because his views and those of Mohammad Nizar’s team (Pakatan Rakyat team) were different.
Karpal Singh, who is the DAP chairman said this when asked asked by reporters outside the Federal Court here whether or not he will represent Mohammad Nizar in the matter.
On Feb 6, Mohammad Nizar was reported as saying that he would take legal action against Dr Zambry, who was sworn in as Perak’s 11th menteri besar the same day, because there were now two menteris besar in the state and this had precipitated a constitutional crisis.
He said there was no doubt that Sultan Azlan Shah could be taken to court in his official capacity as, after 1993, the Federal Constitution was amended and a special court was established to deal with matters concerning the royalty and the rulers.
“I’m sure that even he (Sultan Azlan Shah) knows that what I’m saying is correct. He is the former Lord President and has done a lot of cases. There is nothing unlawful or treacherous about it, they say I am disrespectful of the Sultan.
“I’m just saying what the law is. I stick by it. Take it or leave. This is something so elementary that even a first-year law student knows that the sultan can be taken to court. Why all this fuss?,” he said.