Zaid was called to a meeting at Seri Perdana with PM from 3pm to 5pm.
At the meeting the PM rejected his letter and told him to take two weeks’ leave instead.
It not known whether Zaid has changed his mind but he has called for a press conference on Tuesday.
Penang CM Lim Guan Eng urged the public to stand by Zaid who “is willing to give up his position because of his principles.”
“We also call on other Ministers and Barisan leaders who criticised the ISA to emulate Zaid’s move and resign as a matter of principle,” he added.
The call for others to resign was echoed by independent MP Datuk Paduka Ibrahim Ali who said that others who disagreed with the use of the ISA should follow Zaid’s footsteps.
The Government cannot function effectively if some members do not toe the line, Ibrahim said.
Ibrahim, the Pasir Mas MP and a former ISA detainee, also proposed that to prevent the ISA from becoming politicised, an impartial committee should be formed to determine if the Act should be invoked.
Source: The Star