LANGKAWI, 28 April 2009: Kedah assemblyperson for Kuala Nerang Datuk Syed Sobri Syed Hashim, who is allegedly facing personal problems, will not be resigning his seat.
In announcing this today, chairperson of the Kedah Umno liaison committee Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal said rumours that Syed Sobri, who is also the deputy chief of the Padang Terap Umno division, would resign as his problems affected his performance were not true.
“Syed Sobri did see me in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday and we had a discussion after he asked for assistance to overcome some problems faced by him.
“As the new liaison chief, I gave advice and he accepted it well and promised to continue to serve the people,” Mohd Shafie told reporters here today.
Mohd Shafie, who is also the Rural and Regional Development Minister, was met after officiating the third regional policy dialogue titled Rural Transformation and Poverty Reduction – Malaysia’s Success Story here.
He however declined to reveal the matters raised by Syed Sobri.
Last 3 Nov the Alor Setar High Court declared Syed Sobri a bankrupt for failing to settle debt of more than RM150,000.
But on 15 Nov, Syed Sobri announced that he had settled his debts and that his lawyer had applied for him to be discharged as a bankrupt. However, rumours that his resignation as assemblyperson continued to gain ground.
On 24 April, the assemblyperson wrote a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, detailing the problems he has been facing. — Bernama