KUALA LUMPUR: Perak Pakatan Harapan (PH) secretariat chief V Sivakumar today lodged a police report on alleged attempts to topple the leadership of the state’s Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
Sivakumar, who is also the MP for Batu Gajah, said he made the report at the Dang Wangi police station, here, this afternoon.
“There have been media statements by the former Perak MB (Zambry Abdul Kadir) and state Umno liaison chairman Saarani Mohamad on attempts to topple the Perak government, which was elected by the people through the democratic process.
“Saarani claimed there were state exco members wanting to topple the Perak MB’s leadership by contacting at least five state assemblymen from Umno, with various offers to support a vote of no confidence against Faizal,” he said at the Parliament lobby.
Sivakumar said the police report was made for a thorough investigation to be carried out and action taken against the culprits to ensure a plot to topple the state government would not recur.
Yesterday, Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming confirmed the existence of a conspiracy to topple Faizal.
He said this was based on the revelation by the state exco member for Islamic Religion and Education, and Rural and Entrepreneur Development, Asmuni Awi who was allegedly approached by certain Perak Umno leaders who offered him the menteri besar’s post and urged him to quit PH to form a new state government.
Sivakumar said the issue had not only become a hot topic among politicians but also among the public.
“We received a lot of calls from ordinary people wanting to know what was happening in Perak. We want to know the truth, which is why there must be a full investigation into this issue as we don’t want it to prolong and confuse the people,” he said.