Wan Azizah told a packed press conference this afternoon that she will be resigning her position as member of parliament for the seat but will retain her post as PKR president.
"I have submitted my resignation letter to House speaker today," she said.
Dr Wan Azizah also thanked her supporters in Permatang Pauh who had stood by her in the most difficult of times.
"Anwar Ibrahim has the experience and intelligence to reinvigorate our economy, and the charisma and integrity to unite Malaysians.
"And I'm not saying this just because he is my husband," she addedAnwar, who is seeking a parliamentary comeback after an absence of 10 years, has been shopping for a seat to contest after the expiry of a five-year ban from active politics.
Anwar, is currently under a police investigation for sodomy involving Saiful Bukhari Azlan, 23, a former aide. Anwar had previously said he would contest in the Kulim-Bandar Baharu parliamentary constituency, where an election petition is pending. The case is scheduled for hearing on Aug 19 and is uncertain until when will the case prolong.
The Election Commission is required under the law to call for a by-election within 60 days. Its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said the Commission would start preparing for the by-election upon receiving notice by the Speaker. Read here.
source : Malaysiakini/Star
Hopefully the gomen doesnt arrest him before nomination day.......