The latest news seems to confirm rumors that Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has tendered his resignation from the Cabinet.

Zaid Ibrahim

His letter was sent to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi earlier today. He arrived at the the prime minister’s Seri Perdana residence at about 2.30pm.

Prime Minister’s office yet to issue statement on the issue. It is learnt that the former Kota Baru MP had decided to quit over the use of the Internal Security Act.

On September 14, Zaid call for a press conference in Kota Bahru to express his objection to the use of ISA against civilians.

He said he was “ready to resign” if Abdullah felt that he would be a problem to Umno and the government due to his views, which he acknowledged differed with the majority in the Cabinet.