PAS drops 3 state commissioners as it gears up for GE14

takiyuddin-pasKUALA LUMPUR: PAS has dropped three state commissioners and replaced them with new faces as the party gears up for the 14th General Election (GE14).

Secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said Sabak State Assemblyman Sallehen Mukhyi was appointed Selangor PAS commissioner, replacing State Executive Councillor and Chempaka State Assemblyman, Iskandar Abdul Samad.

On the east coast, former Terengganu state assembly speaker Husin Awang was appointed Terengganu PAS commissioner, replacing Paka State Assemblyman Saiful Bahri Mamat.

Down south, Puteri Wangsa State Assemblyman Abdullah Hussin was appointed Johor PAS commissioner, replacing Dr Mahfodz Mohamed, head of the PAS Ulama Council.

Asked about the removal of PAS vice-president Iskandar as Selangor PAS commissioner, Takiyuddin said it had nothing to do with issues involving the leadership of the state.

“Actually, Iskandar has been promoted and given the task of monitoring the party’s machinery in the central and south zones (Selangor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Johor).

“He is also the chairman of the planned Selangor PAS Complex,” he told the media at the PAS headquarters, here today.

Takiyuddin, who is also Kota Bharu MP, said the appointment of Sallehan as Selangor PAS commissioner was a normal exercise to enhance Selangor PAS.

Deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man was given the foreign affairs and welfare portfolios while vice-presidents Idris Ahmad and Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah were given the job of looking after several states.

Idris will take care of the northern states of Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak while Mohd Amar will look after Pahang, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak.

Mustafa Ali was dropped as PAS Central Working Committee member and PAS election director-general and appointed as advisor to PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

He was replaced by Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, political secretary to Abdul Hadi.