PAS' Mujahid Rawa quits all Penang government posts


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  • Monday, 08 Jun 2015

PETALING JAYA: Another PAS leader has decided to step down from all positions in the Penang state government.

Former PAS Central Committee Member Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa announced his immediate resignation from his position as a board member in the Penang Islamic Foundation (YIP) and Penang Islamic and Technological College (Kitab) on Tuesday.

On his Facebook page, Dr Mujahid said he made the decision based on the resolution made by the Ulama wing to cut ties with DAP.

"The PR government is a coalition government between PAS, DAP and PKR. The motion to sever ties with DAP means PAS has lost confidence in DAP.

"To comply with the Muktamar decision, the highest decision made by the party, I give up all my positions which I have been appointed in my capacity as PAS representative in the state government," he said.

Dr Mujahid said hoped that his decision would spur other PAS leaders to resign all positions in Penang to preserve the party's dignity.

On Tuesday, former PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu resigned as non-executive director of Penang water services operator PBA Holdings Bhd.

On Saturday, PAS approved a motion by the Dewan Ulama to sever ties with its partner DAP, but remain in Pakatan Rakyat.

The motion, which was approved without debate, stated four resolutions, among others, to urge the party not to compromise its Islamic policies.

The Dewan Ulama, on Wednesday, unanimously approved the motion brought by newly-elected PAS central committee member Mokhtar Senik.

It was reported that the motion would be discussed by the new committee and brought to the Syura council for a final decision.

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