RANTAU: PAS says that Rantau by-election candidate Mohd Nor Yassin (pic) left the party to join Parti Amanah Nasional, who now faces expulsion from his new party for standing as an independent.
According to PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan, records showed Mohd Nor left the party on March 10 to join Amanah.
"I confirm he is not a PAS member as he left us. He is a member of Amanah, a Pakatan Harapan party," said Takiyuddin in a statement on Saturday (March 30).
He was commenting on claims by Mohd Nor that he was still a PAS member.
The 66-year-old retired lecturer was formerly a PAS candidate for the Gemencheh state seat during the 2013 election.
Meanwhile, Amanah secretary-general Anuar Tahir confirmed that Mohd Nor was a member of the party.
"According to the constitution of the party, the management committee will ask that he be stripped of his membership for standing as an independent without getting permission to do so.
"While we decide (on Mohd Nor's membership), Amanah members are asked to support the Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S. Streram," said Anuar in a statement.
The other candidates for the by-election, besides Mohd Nor and Dr Streram of PKR, are Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and independent candidate R. Malar.