Zuraida’s press sec quit

Zuraida’s press sec quit

PUTRAJAYA: The press secretary to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, Ahmad Soffian Mohd Shariff has quit his job.

Ahmad Soffian is also the husband of lawyer Syazlin Mansor who withdrew from representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire Rescue Department and the family of late fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the ongoing inquest.

“For everyone’s information, I sent my letter of resignation today and will be on leave for a month,” Ahmad Soffian Mohd Shariff told reporters in a WhatsApp message today.

Ahmad Soffian Mohd Shariff

The resignation comes two weeks after Syazlin withdrew from watching brief for Zuraida’s ministry in the inquest into Adib’s death, on the instructions of Attorney-General Tommy Thomas who cited conflict of interest.

Thomas had also mentioned Syazlin’s relation to Ahmad Soffian.

Zuraida who is currently in Turkey is not in the know of the resignation.

Syazlin had brought in a pathologist to scrutinise a report by Hospital Kuala Lumpur suggesting there were no injuries on Adib.

Viral speculations claim that Adib succumbed to injuries he sustained when he was allegedly attacked by a mob during skirmishes outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Subang Jaya on Nov 27.