Sabah State Assembly Speaker confirms Sebatik assemblyman an independent

KOTA KINABALU (BERNAMA) – Sabah State Assembly Speaker Kadzim M Yahya yesterday confirmed that Sebatik assemblyman Hassan A Gani Pengiran Amir remains as an independent assemblyman who supports the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) government in the state.

Kadzim said this was because his (Hassan’s) resignation letter that was submitted by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) on Tuesday was ineffective as it was pre-signed and undated.

He added that Hassan had also submitted to him a statutory declaration (SD) that clearly stated that he had no intention to vacate the seat despite having exited Warisan.

“After going through both the documents, I find that his resignation letter that was submitted by Warisan to me, that is said to be signed by Sebatik (Hassan), is by itself ineffective.

“According to the laws that we have now, any pre-signed and undated resignation letters are void. As such, based on this, I cannot accept the letter as a resignation letter,” he told a media conference here.

Sebatik assemblyman Hassan A Gani Pengiran Amir. PHOTO: BERNAMA