PAS REP RE­FUTES DAILY’S RE­PORT ON RE­SIGN RE­QUESTS

Se­lan­gor Pas exco mem­ber won­ders who made up the story

New Straits Times - - News -

HARIZ MOHD

KUALA LUMPUR harizm@nst.com.my

SE­LAN­GOR Pas ex­ec­u­tive coun­cil (exco) mem­bers were never asked to re­sign from their posts dur­ing a meet­ing with Se­lan­gor Menteri Be­sar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali on Fri­day, said state Pas lead­ers.

Pas exco mem­ber Datuk Dr Ah­mad Yunus Hairi said such a mat­ter was not even dis­cussed dur­ing their meet­ing with Azmin, which was at­tended by newly-ap­pointed Se­lan­gor Pas com­mis­sioner Salle­hen Mukhyi.

Yunus, who is the exco mem­ber for Is­lamic re­li­gious af­fairs, Malay cus­toms and her­itage, ru­ral de­vel­op­ment and tra­di­tional vil­lage, said he was shocked to read a news re­port, car­ried by an English pub­li­ca­tion, claim­ing that Azmin had made the re­quest.

“The lat­est mes­sage from Azmin was that he will put Pas exco mem­bers in his cab­i­net.

“That is why I was so shocked to read The Star this morn­ing.

“I won­der who made this up,” Yunus said yes­ter­day.

He said the meet­ing saw a dis­cus­sion be­tween the three exco mem­bers — Datuk Iskan­dar Ab­dul Sa­mad, Zaidy Ab­dul Talib and him­self — and Azmin about the Pas Syura Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to end tahal­luf siyasi (po­lit­i­cal co­op­er­a­tion) with PKR, where Azmin asked each of them about their opin­ions on the is­sue.

Yunus said he and his col­leagues would di­gest opin­ions from all par­ties, in­clud­ing de­ci­sions by the Pas cen­tral com­mit­tee be­fore de­cid­ing whether to stay.

“From what I was told, the menteri be­sar will meet his party pres­i­dent (Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail), while at the Pas level, we are waiting for the cen­tral com­mit­tee’s de­ci­sion.

“It is not right for me to com­ment on some­thing that has not hap­pened,” Yunus said.

When asked about Azmin’s state­ment that the PKR deputy pres­i­dent was dis­ap­pointed with the Pas Syura Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion (to sever ties with PKR), Yunus said it was Azmin’s right.

Salle­hen, who is Si­jangkang assem­bly­man, echoed Yunus’s state­ment, say­ing he did not hear about the res­ig­na­tion re­quests com­ing from Azmin.

“It was not dis­cussed yes­ter­day.

“I can’t be sure of this in­for­ma­tion, as I did not hear it from Azmin.”

Azmin’s po­lit­i­cal sec­re­tary, Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei, when asked about the news re­port, also re­futed it.

“Our state­ment is as what was said yes­ter­day.

“How could the news­pa­per pub­lish such a re­port?”

Datuk Dr Ah­mad Yunus Hairi

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