KUALA LUMPUR, 4 June 2009: The son of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat was among four others re-elected into the PAS Youth central working committee for the 2009 to 2011 term.
Nik Mohd Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, an ustaz or religious teacher, garnered 194 votes, the second highest after another religious teacher, Riduan Mad Nor, who got 197 votes.
Riduan was also re-elected, along with Mohd Firdaus Jaafar and Abdullah Abdul Karim. The 25-member committee has 15 elected seats while the rest are appointed.
Twelve seats were up for elections this year. Three other posts were won uncontested by Nasrudin Hassan (Youth chief), Azman Shapawi Abd Rani (deputy chief) and Ahmad Sabki Yusof (vice-chief).
Others who were elected into the committee were:
Mohd Nazri Chik Zain, religious teacher
Nasir Zakaria, religious teacher
Kamal Ashaari, religious teacher
Khairul Faizi Ahmad Kamil
Mohd Adram Bin Musa
Raja Ahmad Iskandar Raja Yaacob
The results were announced at 3.50pm this afternoon, earlier than expected. Voting began at 10.30am and ended at 12.30pm. A total of 229 delegates, out of the 265 who attended, voted.
Both Nasrudin and his deputy Azman Shapawi are also religious teachers.
Meanwhile, outgoing Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub launched a donation drive for the PAS campaign in the 14 July Manik Urai by-election.
A total of RM4,082 and 20,000 Indonesian rupiah was collected on the spot from delegates.
Earlier during the debates, Kelantan PAS Youth chief Mohd Latiff Abdul Rahman called on delegates from other states to “come down to the battlefield” in Manik Urai to help PAS increase its majority over Barisan Nasional (BN).
PAS’s Ismail Yaacob who died on 22 May, had defeated the BN’s Mohamed Zulkifli Omar with a majority of 1,352 in the March 2008 general elections.