Rais asks for calm ahead of Perak decision

KUALA KLAWANG, Feb 8 — Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim has called on the people to be calm ahead of the Federal Court’s decision on the status of the Perak menteri besar tomorrow.
“We should be calm in accepting the decision. We should not interpret the decision in a harsh way or react in an acerbic manner if it turns out to be not in favour of our preference,” he told reporters here after attending “an evening with the leader” in Titi near here today.
Rais said the people should inculcate respect for the law.
“We should respect the decision irrespective of whether it favours A or B. We are confident in our judicial system and in the way the law is administered,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said, the ministry would organise a grand Chinese New Year celebration in Pandamaran, Klang on Feb 20, focusing on goodwill and friendship.
“Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as well as Chinese leaders are expected to attend the event,” he said.
The programme this year would be with a difference, he added.
“The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister will go on a house-to-house visit where they will have an evening tea with the people apart from handing out aid such as computers, food, and cash to the local community.
“There will also be programmes showing cultural elements of the people and not just limited to stage performance,” he said. — Bernama