JAKARTA: Former PAS Syura Council member Nasharuddin Mat Isa has ruled out contesting as an independent in the coming general election if the party does not choose him as a candidate.
The Bachok MP, who attended a Global Movement of Moderates forum here, said he was still a party member.
Thus, it was not possible for him to contest as an independent.
“I don't mind (not being a candidate) as I can focus more on strengthening Islam through various causes and channels.
“One of the causes is the Global Movement of Moderates,” he said yesterday.
Despite being sacked as a Syura Council member, Nashruddin said he was still committed to the party.
“I abide by any decision made by the party leadership.
“I am still a member and I am actively involved in party activities,” he said.
It was reported that Nasharuddin was dropped from the council because he had been absent from its meetings on a number of occasions.
However, it has been speculated that the top leadership was unhappy about his ties with Umno leaders.
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