Abdul Azeez resigns as Tabung Haji chairman

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim has tendered his resignation as the Lembaga Tabung Haji chairman.

His contract was supposed to end in July next year.

Abdul Azeez said his letter was submitted to the fund's legal department on May 14.

Another letter addressed to the minister in charge of Lembaga Tabung Haji is still with his legal team, as such a minister has yet to be appointed.

"I was appointed by the minister in the Prime Minister's department, so my resignation must also go back to the minister in charge.As far as my position is concerned, I have resigned. It is still sort of unofficial, because there is no minister yet.

"My legal team will send the letter out to the respective departments once the minister responsible (for Tabung Haji) is appointed," he said.

Abdul Azeez added that he respected the new Government's decision that no politician should hold any positions in government-linked companies, including Lembaga Tabung Haji.