Ghapur says won’t retract resignation
Kalabakan Member of Parliament Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh said yesterday he will not retract his resignation as Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister even after meeting the Prime Minister last Saturday. Abdul Ghapur who is also Kalabakan Umno Chief, said the meeting with Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was only to explain his reasons for resigning and to voice out the grassroots’ concerns. “There was no issue on retracting the resignation. I have explained my decision to the Prime Minister in my letter earlier,” he told Bernama. Abdul Ghapur and six other Sabah Umno leaders met Abdullah last Saturday to discuss the recent political scenario in Sabah. The leaders were former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said, former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, former Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Ismail, Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin and former Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr Yusof Yaacob.