Monday, 10 November 2008

Umno issues show cause letter to Zaid - Malaysiakini

Former de facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim (picture right) today said that he had been issued with a show cause letter by Umno, asking him to explain his open letter on the Internal Security Act to the prime minister, according to the news portal Malaysia kini. Read the report below:

"The letter also wanted me to explain my participation in an ISA event organised by the Pakatan Rakyat in Parliament," he told reporters today.

He said that he received the show cause letter sometime last week. He added that his lawyer, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, would be responding to the matter soon.

Zaid left the cabinet after objecting the use of ISA against member of parliament Teresa Kok, blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and Sin Chew journalist Tan Hoon Cheng in September.

Last week he also resigned from his post as a senator.

On Sept 29, he wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, urging him to repeal the ISA.

He was embroiled in another controversy last week for questioning the status of Malays in a speech. This prompted several Umno leaders to urge the party to take action against Zaid.

1 comment:

KME said...

As a matter of fact, Zaid and Umno are two extremes. Zaid sees things from the intellectual mind - logical, reasonable and factual; whereareas Umno leadership are coming from retention of power, protecting the Malay race, viz-a-viz Ketuanan Melayu and the Malay rights.

It would be better for Zaid to distance himself totally from Umno.

Zaid doesn't need Umno to create wealth for himself. He's already made his millions many times over.

There's no point for him to fight his cause with Umno, as Umno don't see what he sees.

Perhaps should Zaid wants to continue the struggle, it would be better got him to do on a different platform.