Perak cops to probe PKR ‘resignations’

By Adib Zalkapli, The Malaysian Insider

Perak police today confirmed that it had received reports on the purported resignation of two PKR state assemblymen who are at the centre of the state’s political uncertainties.

The state police chief, Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said in a one paragraph statement the reports were lodged yesterday morning.

“The police have commenced investigation and will record statements from those involved and able to assist police investigation,” said Zulkifli.

When contacted, he confirmed that the reports were related to the resignation letters purportedly signed by the state executive councillors Jamaluddin Radzi and Osman Jailu.

When asked whether the Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin would be called, Zulkifli said the police were studying the matter.

“I can’t tell you that as we are still looking at the names of those who can assist us,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

On Sunday, state assembly speaker V Sivakumar announced the resignation of Jamaluddin and Osman, who were speculated to quit PKR, as assemblymen.

The duo later emerged to deny that they have tendered the resignation while pledging their loyalty to Pakatan.

They also wrote to the Election Commisson denying that they have resigned.

Earlier today, the EC ruled that there was no need for by-elections as the resignation was doubtful.