HOW UNPRINCIPLED: PAS CLINGS ONTO EXCO SEATS DESPITE CUTTING OFF TIES

KLANG – PAS will remain in the PKR-led Selangor government until the next general election despite the decision of the Syura Council to sever ties with PKR.

Selangor PAS commisioner Sallehen Mukhyi said this was because the current state government was formed on the people’s mandate of the last general election.

“Because of that, there is no reason for us to leave the state government eventhough PAS has severed ties with PKR,” said Sallehen.

He added that the only difference would be the cessation of any political dialogue between the two parties.
“There will not be any more negotiation on seat allocations for the upcoming general election and PAS will contest in whichever constituency it sees fit,” said Sallehen, who is also Sabak assemblyman.

PAS currently has 13 seats in the Selangor state legislative assembly. The Islamist party won 15 seats in the 2013 polls but lost two after Morib assemblyman Hasnul Baharuddin and Hulu Kelang assemblyman Saari Sungib jumped ship to join Party Amanah Negara in 2015.

Earlier, the Syura Council said it had decided to sever ties with PKR but would leave any political decisions, including issues on the administration of the Selangor state government, to the party’s central committee.

– ANN

.