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UMNO prepares to expel Zaid - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

Former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim today said that he had been issued with a show cause letter by Umno, asking him to explain his open letter on the Internal Security Act to the prime minister.

"The letter also wanted me to explain my participation in an ISA event organised by the Pakatan Rakyat in Parliament," he told reporters today.

pakatan rakyat zaid ibrahim  parliament anti isa teresa kok caucus 170908 05He said that he received the show cause letter sometime last week.

He added that his lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar would be responding to the matter soon.

Zaid left the cabinet after objecting the use of ISA against after member of parliament Teresa Kok, blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin and Sin Chew journalist Tan Hoon Cheng in September. Last week he also resigned from his post as a senator.

On Sept 29, he wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, urging him to repeal the ISA.

He was embroiled in another controversy last week for questioning the status of Malays in a speech.

This prompted several Umno leaders to urge the party to take action against Zaid -