JOHOR BARU - The Johor government has accepted the resignation of Datuk Abd Latif Bandi, who quit his post as state Housing and Local Government Committee chairman.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the resignation letter, dated April 20, conveyed Abd Latif's wish to resign from his official position in the state government.
"On behalf of the state government, I respect the choice made by Abd Latif. The decision is surely based on good judgment, which is the best for all sides.
"I hope that the legal process would be carried out in accordance to existing legal provisions," he said in a statement yesterday.
On Wednesday, Abd Latif, 51, was charged at a Sessions Court here with 33 counts of graft.
In a statement issued through his lawyer, Abd Latif thanked Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Mohamed Khaled for giving him the opportunity to serve in the state government.
"Following the charges made against me, I have taken full responsibility to resign from the Johor Local Government and Housing executive council.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends, exco partners, Mersing community and those who have supported me," he said.