Hadi: Up to me to attend Pakatan meetings

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  • Sunday, 16 Nov 2014


PETALING JAYA: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang says he decides on whether to attend the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council meetings.

He said he "don't need to be asked" to attend the meetings.

It is up to me whether to attend or not, Hadi was quoted as saying by a news portal during a press conference Sunday when asked if he would attend future PR meetings.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng had urged Hadi to attend PR leadership council meetings.

Lim had said that Hadi’s presence at the meetings was necessary as he was the sole authority in PAS who could make decisions.

Hadi's absence at the meetings has sparked doubts over whether matters agreed by the PAS representative were indeed final, or still pending a possible veto by the PAS president.

Lim, on Monday, said this was the case during the recent Selangor mentri besar crisis, when Hadi supposedly vetoed a decision agreed upon earlier in the council meeting, which the PAS chief did not attend.

PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said there should be no questions asked as Hadi would have his reasons for being absent.

"Did he (Abdul Hadi) not attend because he is lazy or sick? He is ill. Why force a person who is ill to attend meetings.

"This is the work of stupid people (questioning Hadi's absence)," he told reporters when met at his house in Pulau Melaka here.

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