KOTA BARU, 26 Oct 2009: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat hopes that the special meeting to be held by the party this Wednesday will resolve the party’s leadership issues.
He said it did not matter if it was only a special meeting called by the party, instead of an extraordinary general meeting which he had proposed, because they were the same.
“What is important is a platform to convey our message to the party leadership,” he said after the Kelantan state assembly sitting at Kota Darulnaim here today.
Last Friday, the Kelantan Menteri Besar, in his blog, suggested that the party hold an EGM to rid the party of “problematic leaders”, believed to be those who are in favour of a unity government with Umno. The unity government idea was mooted by several senior PAS leaders, including its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa.
Nik Abdul Aziz mentioned three leaders in his blog, namely Nasharuddin, PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali and Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Ali.
Following the “shocking” statement, PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub met Nik Abdul Aziz on Saturday.
Yesterday, Salahuddin said PAS would not hold an EGM as proposed by Nik Abdul Aziz. Instead it would convene a special meeting to discuss the party’s issues. — Bernama