PAS says Tajuddin can defend Pasir Salak seat on their ticket


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  • Saturday, 25 Jun 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Following the removal of Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (pic) from the Umno supreme council, Perak PAS has offered him a chance to defend his Pasir Salak parliamentary seat in the next general election.

Harakah Daily reported on Saturday (June 25) that Perak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria had said that Tajuddin could contest on a PAS ticket if the latter was dropped as a Barisan Nasional candidate in GE15.

Razman said, however, that this depended on whether PAS was allocated the Pasir Salak seat under the five-party Perikatan Nasional coalition.

"If GE15 happens and he (Tajuddin) is not given a place in Barisan, then Perak PAS is ready to offer him to contest under a Perikatan ticket representing PAS.

"That is if the Pasir Salak seat goes to PAS in the allocation of seats together with Perikatan," Razman said.

It was reported on Friday (June 24) that Tajudin, the Pasir Salak MP, had been removed from the Umno supreme council.

Former Selangor Barisan Nasional information chief Isham Jalil was then appointed to fill the vacancy on the Umno supreme council.

Confirming Tajuddin's removal, Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan had said that Tajuddin was appointed to the position and Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had the right to remove him from the supreme council.

The president's decision was conveyed to Tajuddin by party secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan in a letter dated June 21.

In the letter, Ahmad Maslan, on behalf of the party president, thanked Tajuddin for his services as party supreme council member.

He also expressed hope that Tajuddin would continue serving as an Umno member and stay committed to the party.

Ahmad Maslan also congratulated Tajuddin on being chosen as the next Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia.

Tajuddin was terminated as the Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairman on May 26 last year following an ill-received press conference on the LRT mishap on May 24.

In July last year, Ahmad Zahid had also removed Tajuddin as Umno election director and replaced him with Mohamad Hasan.

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