Sivakumar said he requested the deferment of the 7 May sitting because the matter of who was the rightful Perak menteri besar is still being heard in court.
Sivakumar, a DAP assemblyperson, also said he was concerned about the situation in the House getting out of hand.
Sivakumar said his letter was sent to the Istana Kinta office around 11am this morning.
"I am of the opinion that it is not appropriate for the state assembly to be held when the position of the menteri besar is still a matter of dispute.
"Additionally, I am also worried about the conflict and disputes which will be difficult to control on that day. I anticipate that both sides will also be trading barbs to defend their respective stand. To protect the harmony, dignity and honour of the House, I have asked Tuanku to postpone the assembly sitting for the time being," Sivakumar said.The Speaker's concerns are valid, but if HRH The Sultan of Perak, for reasons that we have to respect, convenes the Assembly, then the assembly proceeds. Should anything untoward happens in the assembly it will be an insult to the Sultan. Similarly should the police show unfairness to Perakians WHO WILL BEHAVE, that would be an insult to Tuanku. Perak is not a police state yet! Should political parties gathered to support misbehave by taunting each other, this too would be disrespectful to His Royal Highness.
07 May belongs to the people of Perak. They will gather PEACEFULLY. They will assemble and BY THEIR PRESENCE silently give out this APPEAL to all in the Assembly, the Sultan included: