(But Rafidah says she'll stay on as Wanita chief despite being excluded from the new line-up)
"When you are not made a minister, you cannot work effectively as a secretary-general for Umno," the former Home Minister said.
Radzi is the first top level Umno official to quit after the March 8 general elections - which makes one wonder if the move points to cracks in the party. *
Asked if he had resigned over not being included in the new Cabinet, he replied: "You can take it that way."
Radzi, 66, said Abdullah had accepted his resignation with immediate effect from the position of secretary-general, both in Umno and BN, but denied that his departure signalled a split in the party.
The Sun has the story: here and Bernama here .
* Read Dr Khir offers to quit as state Umno liaison chief here