Kuala Lumpur: Hours after threatening to quit as the chairman of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), lawmaker from Machang Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub has resigned from his post and sent his resignation letter to Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister on Monday. He stated that his conscience doesn’t allow him to work with Perikatan Nasional (PN).
UMNO leader, who joined MPOB as chairman last year in July, said that he has retracted his support from the current ruling coalition PN government as it failed to dissolve the parliament.
He said he doesn’t compromise with his dignity and never gives priorities to positions in his career. “I have my dignity and principle”, Ahmed said.
Expressing his sincere thanks to the minister and his officer colleague during his tenure, he said in his resignation that he has appreciated the cooperation given by the board and its members.
The move comes a day after UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that the party will contest all the parliamentary seats in next General Elections (GE15) and would claim all the previous seats that won in 2018.