PETALING JAYA: Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has tendered his resignation to Selangor Umno chief Tan Sri Noh Omar.
Jamal, who is currently Sungai Besar Umno chief, handed over the letter to Noh at his office in Putrajaya on Wednesday.
In a message in a WhatsApp group, Jamal explained that the resignation was specifically from his posts as Sungai Besar Umno chief as well as Sungai Besar Barisan Nasional chairman.
In the letter addressed to Noh, Jamal said his arrest and detention last week had tarnished Umno’s image.
“As you are aware, I have been arrested by the police as I was suspected to have committed robbery under section 395 of the Penal Code. As a result, I was remanded for five days and was detained at the Shah Alam police headquarters.
“This, I believe, has tarnished the name of the party and its leadership, especially in Selangor.
“As someone who loves the party, I take full responsibility over my actions and would like to resign from my posts. I will adhere to any decision made by the party,” he said in the letter dated Feb 7.
He then shared several photos of him speaking to Noh in Putrajaya, however, did not divulge details of their conversation.
Jamal was arrested with nine of his friends on Feb 2 for trespassing into gambling dens around Selangor.
Following his release on Monday, Jamal announced his intention to resign from Umno, stressing that it was for the sake of the party.
Hundreds of his supporters however turned up at his home on Tuesday, urging him to not give up his posts.