Barisan Nasional (BN) will appeal against the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s decision that Datuk Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is the rightful Perak menteri besar, probably by tomorrow, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday.

“We feel we have a strong case,” he told reporters after meeting Pemudah, the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business, at his office, here.

Asked what happens in Perak between now and pending the appeal, Najib said: “We must have a date (to appeal), probably tomorrow,”.

He called on the people in that state to remain calm and not get too excited with the latest development.

Najib was asked to comment on the Kuala Lumpur High Court decision today declaring that BN’s Datuk Zambry Abd Kadir was not the legitimate menteri besar of Perak.

Asked whether the Perak state assembly should be dissolved to pave way for a fresh poll in the state following the latest development, Najib said it was the purview of the Sultan of Perak (to dissolve the state assembly).

Asked whether he would be meeting Sultan of Perak soon, the prime minister said he had no problem meeting the sultan.

In today’s rulling, the High Court also rejected the application for a stay of proceedings pending an appeal and ordered Dr Zambry and his exco members to vacate the office as soon as possible.

— BERNAMA