PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man remains as PAS' president and deputy president after winning uncontested at its party election for the 2021-2023 session at the 67th annual assembly.
According to a Malay news portal, PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said four candidates would contest to fill three vice-presidents posts.
"The three of them are incumbents Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Idris Ahmad, Kelantan deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah and Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.
"The new candidate (contesting) is a former PAS central working committee member, Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki," Berita Harian reported Takiyuddin as saying at a press conference of its 67th annual assembly on Thursday (Nov 4).
Takiyuddin added that the fifth candidate, Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor had pulled out from contesting in that post.
He also said that a total of 36 candidates would be vying for 18 central committee member posts.
Takiyuddin said that Hussin Ismail dan Kamal Ashaari also won uncontested to remain as the permanent chairman and deputy chairman, respectively.
He had also said that the annual assembly did not invite other political partners this time.
"We only invited certain people, such as PAS veterans, with the maiden speech being delivered by the PAS president during the opening ceremony," he said.
Takiyuddin added that 1,546 delegates would take part this year with 694 attending it in Kuala Terengganu, while the rest via the hybrid method in their respective states.
He also said that those attending this year’s assembly included 197 leaders nationwide as well as delegates from Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang.
PAS’ 67th annual assembly will be held in Kuala Terengganu, this Saturday (Nov 6) and Sunday (Nov 7).