New Perak speaker will be from MIC


IPOH: The new Perak state assembly speaker will be from MIC, said Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir.

He said the formal announcement on the new speaker would be made before the state assembly sitting on Tuesday.

“We have agreed to appoint a candidate from MIC for the speaker’s post which was previously held by SK Devamany,” he told reporters after the state executive council meeting here today.

Devamany, who is MIC deputy president, left the speaker’s seat vacant after he was appointed as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in a Cabinet reshuffle on June 27.

On the opposition’s claim that the state government failed to announce the name of the new speaker on the appointed date of Aug 1, Zambry said it was up to them when to make the announcement.