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Only Selangor Sultan can sack our reps, says PAS

Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (pic) said that only the Selangor Sultan can issue an order asking the three PAS exco members to resign. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — The fate of Selangor’s three PAS state executive council (exco) members can only be decided by the state Ruler, the Islamist party’s secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan asserted today.

The positions of Datuk Iskandar Samad, Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi, and Zaidy Abdul Talib in the Selangor government appear shaky after PAS’ Syura Council sanctioned cutting all ties with PKR on May 11.

“The constitution in Selangor is clear on this; the excos are appointed by the Sultan. And they will stay as long as the Sultan approves,” Takiyuddin told a press conference at PAS headquarters here.

“Only the Sultan can issue an order asking them to resign, or to sack them,” he added.

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, who was also at the same news conference, said the party has not received any official communication from the state government asking their excos to resign.

“We did not receive any letter or phone call regarding this,” he said.

“Our reasons are very clear, the excos are appointed by the Sultan. The state administration, along with the PAS excos, are doing a good job. And the mandate is until the next general election,” he stressed.

Despite severing ties, PAS leaders said they will not vacate their posts in Selangor as they have to, among others, ensure the DAP which is the other party co-running the state government, does not “do evil”.