Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said that he and the six executive councillors (excos) in the state government will take legal action to resolve their suspension from attending Perak State Assembly sittings.

“For now, we will continue with our duties as usual,” he said in commenting on the action by Perak State Assembly Speaker, V. Sivakumar in suspending him and the excos from attending the sittings (18th months for him and the excos 12 months).

“What is important is the validity of the action by Sivakumar which came with immediate effect and lying that all of us did not provide any explanation regarding the complaint filed against us to the Rights and Privileges Committee yesterday.

“There is no question of us having problems attending the sittings because the issue now is how he has acted,” he told reporters after attending a Farmers Day function that was officiated by Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed, here Thursday.

He further asked whether Sivakumar, as the Speaker of the state legislature, knew if what he had done was in accordance to the law.

“In the suspension letters, he has clearly stated that the six excos and I did not give an explanation to the committee and this untruth should not have been made by a Speaker,” he said.

— BERNAMA