Umno’s Shamsul Anuar quits cabinet

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Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah has resigned as the Energy and Natural Resources Minister.

In a statement today, Shamsul said the resignation was due to his loyalty to Umno.

“Taking into account some of the decisions and stances of the party, as an Umno member who is obedient and loyal to the party, I hereby resign as a member of the cabinet.

“I would like to thank all parties and the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry staff.

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“I will be focusing on my duties as the Lenggong Member of Parliament and help strengthen the party in the face of the increasingly challenging political situation,” he said.

Shamsul, in the statement, also expressed his thanks to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and the Umno leadership for having nominated him as a federal minister.

Shamsul is a third-term Lenggong MP and also an elected member of Umno’s supreme council.