Sunday February 8, 2009
IPOH: Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir turned up for his first official function as Perak Mentri Besar when he attended the Perak Gerakan Chinese New Year open house in Kampung Simee here at 11am yesterday.
About 5km away at the same time, it was business as usual for Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, who claims he is still the mentri besar, when he chaired an "exco" meeting at the official residence of the chief minister at Jalan Raja di-Hilir.
That meeting "approved" extension of land leases, the appointment of local concillors and even gave the green light to Firefly to operate from the airport here from May 15.
Zambry said it was okay if Nizar did not want to vacate the mentri besar's official residence as he could work from his own house.