Statement claiming party wants Hadi Awang to be PM is fake, says PAS

PETALING JAYA: A viral media statement claiming that PAS is putting forward its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to become the country’s prime minister is fake.

An aide to deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man confirmed that the statement that was circulating on social media was not genuine.

A genuine statement issued by PAS on Thursday (July 29) had earlier announced the party’s continued support for the current Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and also urged all parties to remain united and stop politicking.

The fake statement had claimed that the actions by PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan as the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) were done under the instructions of the Prime Minister.

It went on to claim that as such, PAS is not involved or complicit in the events concerning the revocation of the Emergency ordinances, and the party had demanded Muhyiddin to step down.

It also said that as there was no clear Member of Parliament who commands the confidence of the majority of the Dewan Rakyat, the party announced that its president Abdul Hadi is prepared to take on the premiership.

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