Nizar says court ruling will boost his campaign PDF Cetak emel
Ditulis oleh Adib Zalkapli   
Jumaat, 03 April 2009 23:11
TAIPING, April 3 - Ousted Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin today said the court's decision to grant leave to hear his judicial review application against Barisan Nasional's Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir had absolved him from the allegation of treason.

The Pas candidate for the Bukit Gantang by-election was also confident that the decision would improve his chances in winning the Parliamentary seat.

"It was proven today that I am only taking action against Zambry," Nizar told his supporters at a rally in Changkat Jering near here.

"Their allegation that I have committed treason has been rejected by the court," he added.

"Let us make Bukit Gantang as the venue for us to uphold justice," he told the all-Malay crowd.

Earlier today, the Kuala Lumpur High Court allowed Nizar's application and the hearing to determine the rightful Menteri Besar would begin next week, one day after polling, which was set for April 7.

Nizar on February had filed for a judicial review to seek a declaration that he is still the rightful Mentri Besar and Zambry has no right to fill the position citing provisions in the Perak state constitution.

"It will boost our campaign but the challenge is to translate the ruling to allow voters to understand," he told reporters when met after the rally.

Since BN took over the Perak state government, Nizar has been accused of committing treason after he defied the Perak Sultan who had asked him to resign after Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers defected to BN.

The Bukit Gantang by-election between Nizar and BN's Ismail Safian and an independent is widely seen as a referendum on the newly-formed state government.