PAS not afraid to surrender posts in Penang government


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

KOTA BARU: Whatever decisions made by the Syura Council over the status of PAS representatives in the Penang government, leaders in the Islamist party are not afraid to lose positions in the name of Islam.

PAS vice president Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah (pic) said at the moment there was no instructions by the council to order its representatives to resign from all the posts in the Penang government.

"I dare say that even if the council orders its leaders to vacate such posts, the majority of members will accept such decisions and would do per instruction of the council,

"The majority of PAS leaders and members are not power crazy and they will leave their fate to Allah especially when such a decision is in line with the Dewan Ulama decision during the Muktamar.

"PAS leaders and members are not afraid of losing positions in the Penang government and that principles are more important than posts," he said when contacted on Wednesday.

He was asked to comment on the ultimatum by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for PAS representatives to vacate all posts in the Penang Government following the motion by the Dewan Ulama to sever ties with DAP.

To date, party deputy president Mohamad Sabu had expressed his intention to resign as the Penang Halal Hub and  Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) posts and former PAS central committee member Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa announced Tuesday 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.

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