PAS rep denies stating he no longer backs Penang govt

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015

GEORGE TOWN: Penang PAS assemblyman Datuk Mohd Salleh Man wants an English daily which reported that he would no longer support the state government to retract its statement.

He denied issuing such a statement or speaking to any reporters from the daily.

“It’s wild slander. I would like to ask the English daily to retract the statement immediately,” he told a press conference in Komtar.

He said yesterday he would continue supporting the Pakatan Harapan coalition here and would defend Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and the state government.

“I will continue to serve my best as the Permatang Pasir assemblyman,” he said in response to an article published in the English daily on Oct 31, which stated that he had moved to withdraw his support for the DAP-led state government.

It was reported that while his decision remained unclear, it was confirmed by Permatang Pauh PAS division information chief Jamsari Samad.

According to Jamsari, Mohd Salleh made the decision during a closed-door inquiry with state PAS leaders on Oct 29 to clarify a rumour on his purported shift to PAS splinter Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).

Meanwhile, Lim said as far as Penang was concerned, its 30 assemblymen remained united.

On a separate matter, he said PAS should respect the democratic process and take things in their stride if DAP wished to contest their seats in Selangor in the next elections.

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