He is expected to resign from both posts sometime this week. Umno deputy president Najib Abdul Razak will take over from Tajol.
Tajol is taking responsibility for the defection of Bota assemblyman Nasaruddin Hashim to Parti Keadilan Rakyat.
There has been talk that two other Umno wakil rakyat - Lintang assemblyman Ahamad Pakeh Adam and Pengkalan Baharu assemblyman Hamdi Abu Bakar -- were going to take the same road as Nasaruddin but that, apparently, is not happening. They have taken a pledge of loyalty to Umno and have given an assurance that they ain't going nowhere.
Click here for the NST report.
And NST columnist Zainul Arifin's two cents worth HERE.
Also ex-journo Aziz Hassan's HERE.
Looks like really big trouble in Perak Umno.