Amanah gives Rantau indie the boot

Mohd Nor Yassin joined Amanah earlier this month.

KOTA BHARU: Amanah has revoked Mohd Nor Yassin’s membership after the latter decided to stand as an independent candidate in the Rantau state by-election.

The party’s vice-president, Husam Musa said Nor’s membership in Amanah was automatically revoked when he decided to contest for the state seat.

“He has entered (the by-election) as an independent candidate, so he is no longer a member. Any member of a political party who acts on his or her own will have their membership revoked (automatically) and will no longer be tied to Amanah,” he said when met by reporters after officiating the 2019 Gegar Festival in Bandar Baharu Tunjong here.

PAS had earlier today said that Nor left the Islamist party for Amanah on March 10.

The Rantau state seat is a four-cornered fight involving Dr S Streram from Pakatan Harapan, Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan representing Barisan Nasional (BN) and two independent candidates, Malarvizhi Rajaram and Nor.

Streram was disqualified from contesting the seat in last year’s general election, which was won uncontested by Mohamad.

However, the result was overturned in a court challenge by Streram.