Former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has filed a suit against current Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, saying his swearing in last Friday was illegal and unconsitutional.
In suit filed at the High Court here at 11:30am Friday, Nizar is also seeking an injunction against Dr Zambry to stop him from performing his duties and by way of judicial review, a declaration that Nizar is still mentri besar.
Only Dr Zambry was named as respondent after Pakatan Rakyat decided not to name the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, in the lawsuit.
It was the Perak Ruler who asked Nizar to step down as mentri besar and whom swore in Dr Zambry after he declared that Barisan Nasional had the majority in the state legislative assembly.
This came about after three Pakatan assemblymen quit their parties to remain independent, while a fourth jumped back from PKR to Umno, barely 10 days after he first quit Umno to join PKR.
While that tied Pakatan, which took over the state government after the 12th general election last March, and Barisan with 28 seats each in the 59-seat assembly, Sultan Azlan Shah said Barisan had the confidence of the assembly after the three independents pledged their allegiance to Barisan.