Ahmad Yakob is acting PAS spiritual leader


KOTA BHARU: Ahmad Yakob will be acting spiritual leader of PAS following the death of Haron Din yesterday.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said the party’s top leadership would meet soon to decide who was eligible to take over from Haron.

“Before this, when the late spiritual leader was indisposed, his duties had been shouldered by his deputy and it was not a problem,” Hadi said.

Ahmad Yakob, who is also Kelantan menteri besar, was the deputy to Haron.

“His replacement will be decided in a meeting and we will be adhering to the party’s constitution to determine who will be his successor,” he told reporters here last night.

Haron, 76, died at Stanford University Hospital in San Francisco on Thursday from heart complications. His remains were buried at the Five Pillars Muslim Cemetery in Livermore, California on Friday.