Monday, February 10, 2014

Hindraf: Waytha has submitted his resignation letter

PETALING JAYA: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy has submitted his resignation letter to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to step down from his post, said Hindraf secretary P Ramesh.
Ramesh said Waythamoorthy submitted his letter today and had cleared his office in the PM’s Department. He has also handed over his official car.
Waythamoorthy, who is also the Hindraf leader, would hold a press conference soon to explain why he was resigning from the cabinet post, Ramesh told FMT today.

Ramesh also confirmed this in an official statement, stating that Waythamoorthy had handed over his resignation letter to the Prime Minister to release him of his position as the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department this evening.
However no mention was made about Waythamoorthy’s senatorship.
Another news portal reported earlier today that Senate president Abu Zahar Ujang had not received Waythamoorthy’s resignation letter as a senator.
“I have not received any letter, nor a call,” Abu Zahar was quoted as saying in the news portal.
FMT however learnt that the Waythamoorthy would be submitting his senatorship resignation letter tomorrow.
Failed MoU
Ramesh in a statement issued last Saturday said Waythamoorthy had decided to quit because the Barisan Nasional government had not fulfilled any of its promises despite winning the 13th general election in May last year.
Waythamoorthy was appointed deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department on June 5, last year.
Before Waythamoorthy’s appointment, Hindraf signed a memorandum of understanding with the BN which contained the ruling coalition’s promise in helping the two million Malaysian Indians.
The MoU signed on April 18, last year, is also the BN government’s guarantee that it would resolve the socio-economic problems afflicting the Indian community if returned to power with Hindraf’s support.
Waythamoorthy could not be reached for comment.

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