EC says since there are clouds of uncertainty over the duo's resignations, by-elections would be ruled out for the time being.
However, the Speaker of Perak State Assembly maintains that, as far as he is concerned, the two assemblymen have vacated their respective seats.
The battle now appears to be over the legality of the undated presigned resignation letters.
Our DPM needs something creditable for him to bring to UMNO assembly coming up in March. The state of Perak where PR has paper-thin majority over BN gives Najib the best venue to "bake a cake" for the delegates of UMNO assembly.
The whole of Perak is like in an oven now!