SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Umno liaison committee is letting the party supreme council decide on Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos’ resignation.
Chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar said the committee unanimously decided at a meeting Monday to keep Jamal as the Sungai Besar Umno chief as well as Sungai Besar Barisan Nasional chairman.
“Our decision to let Jamal remain in his party positions is subject to the supreme council’s consideration and final decision,” he told a press conference at the Selangor Umno building here.
On Wednesday, Red Shirts leader Jamal tendered his resignation letter to Noh at the latter’s office in Putrajaya.
He was arrested with nine of his friends on Feb 2 for trespassing into gambling premises around Selangor.
Following his release on Monday, Jamal announced his intention to resign from Umno, stressing that it is for the sake of the party.
Noh said the committee decided to keep Jamal considering his significant contributions in Selangor Umno.
“He also has huge support from the grassroots in Sungai Besar, which was especially apparent during the Sungai Besar by-election last year.
“Jamal had never related the party to his NGO activities, which is his right.
“That’s why the liaison committee is of the opinion that he is still qualified to lead.
“As for the police investigation, we maintain that he is innocent until proven guilty,” said Noh.
When contacted, Jamal said he will continue to work and serve the people.
“If that is the decision of the liaison committee, I am prepared to shoulder the responsibilities and continue to serve.
“I am also ready to accept any decision by the party supreme council on my resignation,” he said.