PAS staying out from formation of new Perak govt after Ahmad Faizal loses confidence motion

PETALING JAYA: PAS will not take part in the formation of the new Perak government after the ousting of Perikatan Nasional Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pic), says its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.

The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and Law) said that as the three Perak PAS assemblymen supported the motion of confidence for Ahmad Faizal, it's just right that they do not support the formation of any new state government.

He said this in a statement hours after Ahmad Faizal lost the motion of confidence at the state assembly on Friday (Dec 4).

"PAS acknowledged the decision of the confidence motion against the Perak Mentri Besar today in the state assembly, during which the three Perak PAS assemblymen had supported it in line with the decision of the central leadership of the party.

"In view of the decision, PAS has decided that it will not take part in any efforts to form a new Perak state government.

"Nevertheless, PAS will still play its role at the state and national levels," said Takiyuddin.

Ahmad Faizal, who is the state assemblyman of Chenderiang, lost a motion of confidence as the Perak Mentri Besar at the state assembly.

He received 10 votes in favour, while 48 voted against him and one abstained.

State Opposition leader Dr Abdul Aziz Bari called for a bloc vote of confidence and was supported by Umno's Bukit Chandan assemblyman, Maslin Sham Razman.

The Perak assembly comprises 25 Umno assemblymen, DAP (16), Bersatu (five), Amanah (five), PKR (three), PAS (three), one from Gerakan and one independent assemblyman.

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