Tuesday, January 10, 2012

PAS: Anwar had nothing to do with Hasan’s sacking

By Syed Mu’az Syed Putra

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — PAS’s decision to sack Datuk Dr Hasan Ali was in no way influenced by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Islamist party said today.

PAS information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said that the former Selangor PAS chief’s sacking from the party was due to the latter’s own actions and statements made in public recently.

“There are a lot of other reasons and to sack a party member it involves the entire party leadership and these steps taken are considered actions detrimental to PAS.

“A member can be sacked if found to have something to tarnish the party... Anwar had nothing to do with the decision, it was not influenced by anyone, it was discussed and agreed upon,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

The PAS central working committee sacked Hasan as a party member yesterday for breaching party discipline after he urged supporters to avoid yesterday’s rally in support of Anwar as his sodomy trial verdict was handed down. PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had prior to that expressed the party’s support for the rally.

Hasan yesterday blamed Anwar for his sacking from PAS. The Selangor lawmaker admitted it was likely due to his remarks about the opposition that got him the boot from the Islamist party, which is part of the state’s ruling Pakatan Rakyat (PR) pact.

Tuan Ibrahim said that if Hasan was unsatisfied with the decision he could appeal the matter to the party’s Syura Council within 30 days. “This decision was unanimous... there were no differing views,” he said. - Yahoo News

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