Tajol Rosli to quit as Gerik Umno division chief and reported to have sent letter resignation to Umno deputy president Najib Razak as Perak Umno liaison chairman.

Datuk Nasarudin Hashim’s crossover from Umno to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) last Sunday will not weaken Perak Umno but will instead pave the way for efforts to rejuvenate and reinvent the party to ensure it remains strong, Perak Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali said on Tuesday. Ironically, today he is the one being forced to quit and resign.

Datuk Nasarudin Hashim’s crossover from Umno to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) last Sunday will not weaken Perak Umno but will instead pave the way for efforts to rejuvenate and reinvent the party to ensure it remains strong, Perak Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali said on Tuesday. Ironically, today he is being forced to quit and resign.

Bernama reports:

“I had not given any press statement on the matter, so the information did not come from me. It was a closed-door meeting with (Umno) members. So, you go ask the reporter whether it is true or not,” he said.

The Bahasa Malaysia newspaper in its front-page report said that at a meeting with Parit Umno division leaders and branch leaders in the division held at the Parit Umno building Tuesday evening, Tajol Rosli had announced his resignation as Perak Umno liaison chief as he felt responsible for the action of Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim in quitting Umno and defecting to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Tajol Rosli said he would not comment anymore on the matter and would let the party leadership mull over it.

On some Perak Umno assemblymen blaming his leadership for the internal problems in Perak Umno, he said: “I take responsibility…I have to accept what they say.”

Meanwhile, when asked about the Perak Umno issue and Tajol Rosli’s reported resignation as Perak Umno chief, the prime minister said these would be discussed at the Umno Supreme Council meeting tonight.

News of Tajol to be replaced as Perak Umno liaison chairman have been widely reported online. Agendaily has this to report:

Mesyuarat Majlis Tertinggi (MT) UMNO Khamis malam sudah tentu menarik perhatian banyak pihak. Antara isu menarik ialah perkembangan politik yang berlaku di negeri Perak yang dijangka akan menjadi perkara-perkara dibahaskan pada mesyuarat berkenaan.

Tindakan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Barisan Nasional (BN) kawasan Bota, Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim yang keluar dari BN dan khabar yang berlegar ada lagi ADUN BN akan menuruti jejak langkah ADUN Bota itu pastinya menjadi tumpuan.

Malah perkembangan politik di Perak itu dikatakan mempunyai kaitan dengan kedudukan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO negeri itu. Ada yang menyatakan, Pengerusi sekarang, Datuk Seri Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali tidak lagi ‘diterima’ oleh pimpinan UMNO Bahagian negeri itu.