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Hassan may contest for PAS deputy presidency

SHAH ALAM, 24 April 2009: Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hassan Ali has not ruled out the possibility of him contesting for the deputy president’s post at the party’s annual assembly in June, if he gets enough nominations.

However, he said, he would evaluate all aspects over the next two weeks before making a final decision on the matter.

“I’ll discuss with my colleagues in Selangor and also senior party leaders, like (Spiritual leader and Kelantan Menteri Besar) Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and party president (Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang) whether or not to contest,” he told reporters after presenting a mock cheque for RM38,000 to Tenaga Nasional Berhad  (TNB) at his office at the state secretariat building here today.

The amount is to pay the arrears in electricity bills for street lights owed by housing developers at Bukit Beruntung and Taman Sentosa,

Hassan, who is Selangor state executive councillor, and was PAS vice-president from 2001 until 2007, said he wanted to see more young blood as senior leaders in PAS.

Meanwhile in Kelantan, the Rantau Panjang PAS division had nominated Abdul Hadi Awang and Datuk Husam Musa for the party presidency and deputy resident’s post, respectively.

Divisional head, Abdul Fatah Harun, said the decision to nominate the two leaders was reached at the divisional committee meeting yesterday.

 “It was a unanimous decision made by the committee which had been given the mandate by delegates, during the divisional delegates meeting last week, for the committee to decide on the nominations for the two top party posts,” he told Bernama today.

On several divisions nominating Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat for the party’s presidency, Abdul Fatah said, members could nominate, but doubted that the party’s spiritual leader would accept it.

 “This is because Nik Aziz’s position is far higher than that of a president’s post,” he added.

The PAS muktamar (assembly) will be held at the Malawati Stadium near here from 4 to 7 June. — Bernama


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