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May 08, 2008 22:09 PM

Perak MB Keeps Mum Over Karpal Singh's Issue

IPOH, May 8 (Bernama) --- Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has opted to keep mum on DAP chairman Karpal Singh's controversial statement in questioning the prerogative of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, in asking for the reinstatement of Datuk Jamry Sury as Perak Islamic Religious Affairs Department director.

When approached by reporters after a meeting with representatives of non-governmental organisations here Thursday, Mohammad Nizar declined to comment on the matter.

Wednesday, Pangkor assemblyman Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir called on the Menteri Besar to give the state government's stand on the matter since Karpal's insolent behaviour had hurt the feelings of the people.

Asked when he would have an audience with the Perak Sultan to convey his apology to the Ruler, Mohammad Nizar said he had not been given the date for the audience.