The position of Jamal Md Yunos as head of Umno Sungai Besar division and BN chairperson for the parliamentary constituency remained unchanged pending decision by Umno supreme council.
Selangor Umno liaison committee chairperson Noh Omar said, however, he respected Jamal's decision to resign because he did not wish to burden Umno in all his actions.
"When Jamal tendered his resignation letter last Wednesday. I informed him that I will submit the letter to the supreme council because he was elected by party delegates.
"Whether the resignation will be accepted or not, I leave it to the supreme council. As long as there is no decision from them, Jamal is still Umno Sungai Besar division head and BN chairperson for the parliamentary constituency," said the urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister after launching the Sekolah Agama Menengah Tanjong Karang Parent Teacher Association meeting in Tanjong Karang today.
Noh, who is also Tanjong Karang MP, described Jamal as a fine leader and willing to give up his posts to fight against gambling activities in the state.
Last Monday, Jamal, who is chairperson of the Malaysian NGOs Coalition, announced that he would resign from his Umno posts after he was released from remand over alleged raids on several premises in Selangor suspected to be gambling dens.