Selangor executive councillor Elizabeth Wong today offered to quit from her state cabinet post and state assembly seat following her nude photographs controversy.
Wong, who could not hold back her tears, made the announcement at a press conference at the PKR headquarters in Tropicana.
"I am resigning in the interest of the party," she said.
Her announcement was met with cries of protest from some 30 supporters who had gathered with placards and flowers urging her to stay on.
It was reported yesterday that nude photographs of Wong, who is PKR Wanita publicity chief, were being distributed in public.It is believed that the photographs were taken - most likely by a former boyfriend - while she was sleeping and without her consent. Apart for the photos, it is learnt that a video clip is also in circulation.
Wong, 37, has been serving as state executive councillor in charge of tourism, consumer affairs and environment for the past 11 months.According to sources, top PKR leaders who met late last night to discuss the scandal have decided to end the controversy swiftly ahead of two key by-elections.