Wonders never cease.
One of the two Perak assembly members who were supposed to have resigned their seats is now challenging the validity of his resignation letter.
…Jamaluddin denied vacating his seat. He said the resignation letter that was supposedly sent to Sivakumar was actually an old, undated “resignation letter” that he and the other six PKR assemblymen were forced to sign in late March last year.
“I am still the state assemblyman for Behrang. I have not resigned. I will challenge the validity of the letter as it was signed under duress,” he claimed, adding that he was discussing with his lawyers as to his next course of action.
He said there was no reason for him to resign his post just because he had problems with PKR leaders.
“My problems are with PKR leaders, not with the people of Behrang. I will not simply shirk my responsibilities to them,” he said.
He also denied rumours that he would be crossing over to Umno and Barisan Nasional, but confirmed that he would quit PKR and remain as an independent.
Mohd Osman could not be reached for comments as at press time.
Meanwhile the deputy speaker Hee has stressed she is not defecting, as reported by Malaysiakini.
It was learnt that Hee had stressed to her party leaders of her continued support for DAP and Pakatan Rakyat.
Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham also confirmed to Malaysiakini that Hee had been in touch and would not be defecting.