Prime Minister’s Office confirms Azalina is stepping down as legal adviser to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri

Earlier this week, rumors emerged that Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said had resigned from the post she held last year, after criticizing the government at an Umno event held last Saturday following Datuk’s imprisonment. Seri Najib Razak. — Photo by Firdaus Latif

By Justin Ong

Thursday 01 Sep 2022 19:06 MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, September 1 – Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said tendered her resignation as the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on Law and Human Rights on Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today.

However, the PMO said the resignation would not take effect for another month, confirming Azalina’s comments yesterday that she was still a special adviser to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“The Prime Minister has accepted his resignation on one month’s notice, as set out in the letter,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

“The one-month notice is to complete work involving her staff, but during this period Azalina will no longer serve in the Prime Minister’s office as she will be furloughed from September 1 until the end of the month.”

Earlier this week, rumors swirled that she had resigned from the post she held last year, after criticizing the government at an Umno event held last Saturday following the imprisonment of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

She appeared to refute them yesterday when she posted on Facebook to say she was still a special adviser at the time.

Jon J. Epps