(updated) There was a sense of sincerity in Zaid statement yesterday. But seeing him quitting abruptly is indeed shocking! Malaysiakini news report suggests the de facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim has tendered his resignation over the government’s use of the on Raja Petra, Tan and Teresa Kok.

Malaysia’s government faces a storm of criticism over a series of arrests under internal security laws, with several cabinet ministers breaking ranks to speak out against the move.

The furore highlighted disarray within the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been rattled by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s plans to seize power by persuading government lawmakers to defect.

The Star said speculation is rife that de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has resigned.

According to sources, the senator tendered his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s office just before 2pm on Monday.

However deep in my heart I hope this piece of news is true. well it is true – however still waiting for Abdullah to accept the resignation.