Updated: V. Arumugam was reported to have also quit as Bukit Selambau assemblyman. His resignation was announced by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Azizan Abdul Razak.

He said he received Arumugam’s resignation letter dated Feb 8 at 5pm on Monday and it was attested by a Commissioner of Oaths.

“I regret to announce that he (Arumugam) has resigned as Bukit Selambau Assemblyman and also state executive councillor with immediate effect,” he told a press conference at his official residence, Seri Mentaloon, here.

Azizan said a copy of the resignation letter had been forwarded to Kedah State Assembly Speaker Dr Abd Isa Ismail.

Dr Abd Isa, State Secretary Datuk Paduka Syed Unan Mashri Syed Abdullah Shahbudin and Kedah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chairman Ahmad Kassim were also present at the press conference.

Earlier Post. As if losing Perak wasn’t enough. Pakatan Rakyat today lost its MP for Bukit Gantang (pic) who died suddenly of suspected heart attack while cycling to a pharmacy. bkt-gantang

Another problem is brewing. Bukit Selambau assemblyman V. Arumugam reported to have quit his Kedah state executive council post but keep his state seat.

In Election 2008, Roslan took the Bukit Gantang seat by beating Umno treasurer Datuk Abdul Azim Zabidi and Independent candidate Mohganan P. Manikam with a 1,566 majority. Roslan won 20,015 votes against Azim’s 18,449 while the indepedendent lost his deposit with just 872 votes.

His death brings back Pakatan Rakyat to just 81 seats in the 222-seat parliament after it gained an extra seat when Pas’s Abdul Wahid Endut convincingly won the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat last month following the death of BN’s Datuk Razali Ismail.