KUALA LUMPUR: Former PAS vice-president Husam Musa has been appointed vice-president of Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) from today.
This was in keeping with the unanimous resolution made by the Amanah Convention last year.
Amanah secretary-general Mohd Anuar Tahir, in making the announcement, said Husam, who is at present Kelantan Amanah adviser, had wide experience as Kubang Kerian MP, Kijang and Salor assemblyman, and Kelantan Exco member.
Anuar said Husam would prove invaluable in spearheading efforts to gain more seats in Kelantan and other states for Amanah in the next general election.
With his appointment, Amanah now has four vice-presidents, the others being Mujahid Yusof, Hasanuddin Mohd Yunus and Hasan Bahrom.
Husam, who is at present Salor assemblyman, was sacked from PAS in April last year. He had been a vocal critic of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang, especially regarding the party’s alleged close ties with Umno.
Husam is seen as being close to the late PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
Husam joined the PAS-splinter party Amanah on Aug 30.
Amanah also announced Al-Fadhil Zolkharnain Abidin Al-Hafiz as the party’s director of shariah.
Al-Fadhil is Perlis Amanah deputy chairman.
Anuar spoke to reporters after a forum on Nik Aziz’s thoughts here today.