When we were in Ipoh last week for the forum on the Perak crisis (the National Press Club series of national discourse), people could not stop talking about May 7.
What will be happening on May 7 when the Perak State Assembly sits? Will there be trouble given the state's political crisis?
There was concern, hence, speculations. There were also re-assurances that everything will be okay.
Today, Perak Menteri Besar Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the safety of all 59 Perak assemblymen attending the State Assembly sitting on that day is assured.
Here's the rest of the Bernama report:
He said this after attending a thanksgiving function organised by Pasir Salak Umno in Kampung Gajah here yesterday.
Zambry further urged all quarters to respect the parliamentary democracy practised in the country and the laws of the nation.
Perak plunged into a crisis after the Pakatan coalition of PAS-DAP-PKR lost its majority in the assembly to the Barisan Nasional in early February, hence the need for the reassurance.