Thursday, March 27, 2008

Deputy Minister Ghafur Salleh Resigned

Hantu Laut

Another deputy minister has resigned from Abdullah's Cabinet.

Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Gaphur Salleh, MP for Kalabakan, Sabah resigned from the Cabinet without giving any reason.

Why accept an appointment and resigned few days later ?

Wait for updates.

Updated:
Ghapur resigns as deputy minister





Ghapur quits deputy minister post

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Ghapur Salleh has quit his post eight days after accepting his appointment by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Ghapur, the Kalabakan MP and Kalabakan Umno chief, told The Star at about 7.30pm yesterday that he had sent his resignation letter to the Prime Minister’s office.

However, he said he remained Kalabakan Umno division chief and dismissed any talk of him quitting the party or joining the Opposition.

»I am not interested in any government post. I just want to do my own thing«DATUK GHAPUR SALLEH
“I’m not interested in any government post. I just want to do my own thing.

“I am still a division chief and I do not want people to speculate as my commitment is to Umno and its leadership under Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,” he said.

Asked why he decided to relinquish the post only now, Ghapur said: “I don’t want to be tied up with government duties.”

“I’m leaving the matter in the hands of the Prime Minister,” said Ghapur, a former Sabah deputy chief minister who quit the post in 1997 but returned to the state Cabinet several years later.

Ghapur, 64, is the second Sabah MP to turn down a Federal deputy minister’s post following the March 8 general election.

Soon after Abdullah named his Cabinet on March 18, Kimanis MP Datuk Anifah Aman declined to take up the post of Deputy Transport Minister.

Anifah’s elder brother, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman, later said Anifah declined the deputy minister’s post because he had served in that capacity for two terms.

Anifah had told him that it was time for him (Anifah) to make way for others, Musa said.

6 comments:

kittykat46 said...

A lot of people learning from Kangaroos down under..you know...hop..hop..hop

SM said...

HL,

He has said that he resigned because he wants to do his "own thing" (whatever that means).
I think the Sabah Assembly men are showing the PM that they are not pleased with the pittance given to them especially after the strong support shown by the people of Sabah in the 12th GE.
He has denied he will join the opposition. I doubt they will "jump" over now (they would have long ago if they had the "guts" to do so.
They are just probably showing their "anger" in the safest way possible.

rudy said...

The storm is gaining momentum....more to come

Hantu Laut said...

kittykat46,

Kangaroos and frogs, both hop, hop, hop.In Sabah we have only frogs.

Hantu Laut said...

SM,
I don't think he will jump over now, but don't rule out the possibility when they can get enough numbers.

I don't blame them for being unhappy.They got shabby deals after such splendid performance.

Hantu Laut said...

rudy,
I think the oppositions might find it a little hard to get enough numbers to cross over at this moment.