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Emergency meeting held by Pakatan leaders over Perak defection crisis - malaysiakini

The Star's report:

PETALING JAYA: PAS is calling for a meeting today to discuss the latest political developments in Perak, party deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa said.

“I only knew about the disputed resignation of the two assemblymen last night and have yet to receive a full report on the matter, I do not think that there will be more (people resigning or defecting).

“As it is, we are calling for a meeting to discuss the matter. More will be known on Monday (this) morning,” he said.

In Bukit Mertajam, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said all leaders under the Pakatan Rakyat coalition in Perak had pledged loyalty that they would stand behind Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.

“We prefer to face the rakyat in elections (rather than losing control of Perak to Barisan as a result of crossovers) as we are more confident with the election process,” he told reporters after meeting with six PKR leaders at Yayasan Aman, here.

PKR information chief Tian Chua said the party was confident it would be able to retain the two seats if by-elections were declared.

“We are not worried that the two seats will be taken away from us as we had succeeded in taking over the two seats from Barisan in the past, let alone retaining what we already have,” he said.

Malaysiakini's report when out.