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PAS meeting to thrash out issues

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Oct 2009: The PAS central committee is to hold a special meeting with the party’s state commissioners on Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009, to discuss issues raised by PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali told a news conference the meeting, scheduled for 8.30pm at the PAS office, would be attended by 47 party leaders, including Nik Aziz, who is the party’s Kelantan commissioner.

Mustafa, when replying to a question, said it would be left to the meeting to decide on the need for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM). Nik Aziz had proposed the EGM to change two or three “problematic leaders” who favoured PAS forming a unity government with Umno.

“Let’s have a look first at the views to be expressed, whether there is a need for an EGM. If the problem is resolved, there is no need for an EGM,” Mustafa said.

Mustafa said that based on experience, there was no necessity for an EGM, adding that the procedure to hold an EGM would have to be in accordance with the party constitution.

“According to Clause 16 (of the party constitution), a PAS general assembly can be held several times in a year if it was called by the president or in writing by at least one-third of the central committee members or one-third of the PAS divisions,” he said.

Asked to comment on his being labelled as one of the “problematic leaders”, Mustafa said the question should be addressed to Nik Aziz instead since the description originated from him.

“I will not comment on the matter. I am not affected by the statement. I will not reveal my feelings. I am not hurt,” Mustafa said.

Last Friday, Nik Aziz, writing in his blog, proposed that the party hold an EGM to change two or three problematic leaders, and named them as Mustafa, deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa and Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Ali. — Bernama

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