Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah is expected to personally hand in his letter of resignation from all posts in the state cabinet to the Chief Minister on Monday morning.

Tan, the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president who disagreed with the partys loss of confidence in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and decision to leave the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, said he would be joining Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman at an Aidilfitri goodies presentation function where he would give his resignation letter.

“I have decided to join him (Musa) at the event and I have been invited. And thinking about it, at that time, I will still be the deputy chief minister.

“Of course I will personally hand in my resignation letter. I think its important that I should not just write a letter and leave it in his office. Its a matter of courtesy and respect for anyone. I should see him,” he told reporters here.

On his status in the party, Tan said he is still a party member, although he felt as though the party did not want him anymore.

However, he said he would not resign from the party unless the party wanted him to.

Asked if he expected the party to ask him to resign, he said he was not sure.