Perak DAP leaders have defied the directive by the party's central executive committee to boycott the swearing-in of PAS' Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as Menteri Besar.
State DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming said the party's elected representatives will be attending the ceremony scheduled at 4pm at Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar.
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Meanwhile, party advisor Lim Kit Siang has apologised for his statement yesterday that the party's CEC was protesting the appointment of Perak PAS liaison secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as Menteri Besar.
Lim said his three-paragraph statement at 7 last night that the DAP CEC emergency meeting on March 9 had not given approval for a PAS Menteri Besar to head a Perak coalition state government was not made out of disrespect to the Perak Regent whom he had always held in the highest regard.
"I apologise for any offence caused," he said in a statement today.
He said the statement issued yesterday was made based on the DAP's position at the time.
"There have been further discussions and developments on the matter in the hours after the statement.
"Announcements of the latest position will be made," he added.
Last night, Lim, who is MP for Ipoh Timur said that the party was shocked over the decision.
He said the party's central executive committee had given approval for the formation of a Perak coalition government headed by DAP or PKR but not by PAS.
As a result of this decision, Lim instructed all its 18 state assemblymen to boycott the swearing-in ceremony today.