Incumbents retain V-P posts, Nasrudin accepts loss
ALOR STAR: All three sitting Pas vice-presidents — Idris Ahmad, Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah and Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad — retained their posts at the party polls here yesterday.
The results were announced by Pas election committee chairman Datuk Wan Abdul Mutalib Embong at the party’s 63rd muktamar yesterday.
Pas information chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi failed in his bid to win a vice-president’s post.
Idris received the highest number of votes with 1,062, followed by Amar (950) and Iskandar (703). Nasrudin, meanwhile, garnered 478 votes.
Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and his deputy, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, earlier retained their posts uncontested.
In a statement yesterday, Nasrudin said he accepted the defeat, adding that he would continue to serve Pas despite the loss.
“Pas has a number of good young leaders and they deserve to lead the party. I know Pas will continue to move forward and I will be there with everyone in our effort to uphold Islam.”
Following the announcement, Hadi said the party’s central committee had decided to reinstate Nasrudin as the party’s information chief.
Hadi announced that Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan would be reinstated as the party’s secretarygeneral for the 2017-2019 term.
Former Pas Youth chief Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz retained his central committee member’s post yesterday.
The son of the late Pas spiritual leader and former Kelantan menteri besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat polled the highest number of votes among 17 other candidates.
The committee members were voted in by 1,102 delegates who cast their votes on Saturday.
There are four new faces who made it into the committee — Dr Halimah Ali, Dr Azman Ibrahim, Kamaruzzaman Mohamad and Misbahul Munir Masduki.
In a press conference after his winding-up speech, Hadi denied claims that Pas was becoming a “dynastic party” after his son, Muhammad Khalil, won the Pas Youth chief ’s post uncontested.
“Everybody wants their offsprings to follow in their footsteps. But, it was the party that decided which post he (Khalil) would hold,” he said.
For the first time ever, the party adopted an e-voting system, which saw results automatically tallied after the last delegate had cast his vote.