UPDATE - 6.50 petang
PM rejects Zaid's resignation
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 - De facto Law Minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim is not out of the Cabinet just yet.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi rejected the letter of resignation Zaid sent in today, telling him instead to take a two-week break.
Sources told the Malaysian Insider that Zaid informed the PM that he felt compelled to quit the Cabinet on a matter of principle because he disagreed with the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA) on journalist Tan Hong Cheng, DAP MP Teresa Kok and blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin.
He felt that a minister or government official who is at odds with the policy or decision of the administration must offer his resignation.
Abdullah said issues and matters could be discussed and thrashed out in Cabinet.
ORIGINAL POSTING :
KUALA LUMPUR 15 Sept. - Datuk Zaid Ibrahim hari ini meletakkan jawatan sebagai Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri.
Surat perletakan jawatan beliau diserahkan kepada Perdana Menteri di Putrajaya pada pukul 2 petang ini.
Pak Lah bila lagi????