The Perak Barisan Nasional has nominated former Sungkai assemblyman Datuk R. Ganesan to replace Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar.

Writing in his blog, Sivakumar said the motion to nominate Ganesan, 57, was received by the office of the assembly’s secretary on Thursday morning.

Perak MIC secretary Datuk R. Ganesan

The motion, dated April 29, was proposed by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and seconded by senior executive council member Datuk Hamidah Osman, he said.

He added that an acceptance letter from Ganesan, who agreed to be nominated, was also attached with the motion.

A lawyer by training, Ganesan, who is also Perak MIC secretary, was a two-term assemblyman.

He was dropped as a candidate in the 2008 general election.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting attended by Perak Pakatan Rakyat leadership on Thursday evening, Sivakumar had said he had yet to decide whether to reject the motion to remove him, as proposed by Dr Zambry.

It has been reported that Dr Zambry would move a motion to remove Sivakumar on May 7 after the opening of the state assembly’s next meeting by Sultan Azlan Shah.

Notice of the motion to remove Sivakumar was delivered to all elected representatives last week by state assembly secretary Abdullah Antong Sabri.

According to the notice, if the motion is passed, the next agenda would be to appoint a new Speaker.

All assemblymen were also told to propose a candidate’s name and submit it to Abdullah Antong.


Anonymous said...

People in Perak have not endorsed the BN goverment and how in the world they get to pick a MIC man as speaker..? Do they really think we will be fooled by such gimmicks? As them the pick another 2 more MIC man as a full fledged Minister in the cabinet than I will believe then walk the talk till than its a total bullshit.