Did Azmin Ali ask the 3 PAS state cabinet members to leave? No.

22 May 2017

7h7 hours ago

Azmin: 3 PAS exco members to remain in Selangor

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said the three PAS exco members in Selangor will remain in the state administration.
The PKR deputy president said this when asked by reporters on the updates on the three PAS excos.

The three exco members are Iskandar Abdul Samad, Zaidy Abdul Talib and Ahmad Yunus Hairi.

Their positions in the Selangor state administration came under the spotlight after PAS decided to end all ties with PKR earlier this month.

Despite its decision, the party has stubbornly clung on to posts in the Selangor government, which is led by PKR and DAP.

Following PAS’ decision to cut links, PKR has instructed all its members holding any positions, such as local councillors and penghulus, in the PAS-ruled Kelantan state government to quit.


14 May 2017

According to The Star, Azmin had also asked the three PAS state cabinet members in his government to resign.

Azmin yesterday morning summoned Selangor PAS commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi and the three Selangor exco members from the party to the state secretariat building, but kept mum to reporters on what transpired in the meeting.


15 May 2017

S’gor PAS, don’t use DAP as excuse to keep exco posts

Yeo Bee Yin

ADUN SPEAKS | We are puzzled at the latest excuse used by the new Selangor PAS commissioner ustaz Sallehen Mukhyi for PAS excos to remain in Selangor government even after cutting ties with PKR, which he claims is to prevent DAP’s ‘mischief’.

PAS has indeed turned to the dark side, now that it has begun to sing the same tune of “semua salah DAP” (it’s all DAP’s fault) that Umno-BN often sings.

We are disappointed that after so many years of partnership in the Selangor government, Selangor PAS has conveniently made DAP their punching bag for their party decision, for which they do not dare to own up.

Is this the way of a political party that claims itself to be Islamic? Where are its ethics and principles?

PAS has repeatedly said that they want to remain in the Selangor government to honour the people’s mandate in the 13th general election.

However, they seem to forget that the people’s mandate was for PAS to be a part of the Pakatan Rakyat government.

PAS did not only betray the common policy framework of Pakatan Rakyat, they have cut ties with not one, but both of their former partners in the Pakatan Rakyat.
…So what is the real reason for Selangor PAS to cling on to their positions?

Could it be to continue to use state government resources to strengthen their party support in Selangor, and eventually turn their back against us in the coming general election?

If Selangor PAS has the slightest honour and still remembers the partnership and friendship we once had, then we urge them to stop blaming DAP for the decision they had made, and do the most honourable thing of owning up to the decision to cut ties with PKR.

Selangor PAS cannot have its cake and eat it too.

YEO BEE YIN is a Selangor DAP committee member and state assemblyperson for Damansara Utama.

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.



14 May 2017


Rafizi: Better for Harapan if PAS clings to exco

Alyaa Alhadjri

Pakatan Harapan stands to benefit should PAS continue participating in the Selangor cabinet, said PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli.

“What PAS excos is doing by remaining in the Selangor government will just prove further that (they are more concerned) about positions and rewards, rather than their struggle and principles,” he said.

This would be clear for voters to see, Rafizi told a press conference in Subang Jaya today.

“I actually think it is good for the outcome of Putrajaya if PAS excos remains in Selangor

“The reason being is that fence sitters and Malay voters take time to measure up and evaluate political parties,” he said.

He said this when asked whether Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali should sack all three PAS exco members, since PAS had chosen to break ties with PKR.

Rafizi believed that PAS will not suffer any ramifications from the fallout with PKR in the short term, their credibility would erode slowly as long as they are part of the Selangor cabinet.

“Every single day the three excos remain in government will mean that PAS loses more votes from fence sitters and Malay voters,” he said.



PAS staying put in S’gor gov’t to stop DAP ‘mischief’, says Sallehen

PAS Selangor commissioner ustaz Sallehen Mukhyi claims their state executive councillors are remaining in the state cabinet to prevent alleged mischief by DAP.

This is the latest explanation PAS has given for not asking its excos to leave the PKR-led state cabinet after a formal decision to cut ties with the state’s ruling party.

“History has proven, the time DAP cut ties with Pakatan Rakyat, DAP’s excos did not step down from their posts.

“When people questioned (DAP secretary-general) Lim Guan Eng, he answered DAP needed to stay in the state government to prevent PAS from getting up to mischief,” claimed Sallehen.

“Therefore PAS needs to continue to stay in the (Selangor) government and our excos must continue to serve, so that PAS does good work and DAP doesn’t get up to no good,” he said in a statement today.


Out you go, PAS

Stephen Ng


COMMENT | No one is indispensable. Now, with the sudden turnaround by Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali, all three PAS state exco members apparently have to vacate their posts, or face the axe.

It would be more detrimental to PAS if all three of them were sacked, because most Selangorians like me are already unhappy with PAS’ antics in the past three years. We cannot wait for Azmin to drop these three state exco members.

Their positions can be either filled by Amanah candidates or left vacant until the next general election. After all, there are not many months to go and Amanah candidates should now focus their efforts on winning their seats.

The truth is that PAS cannot claim that it had the mandate of the people when they were elected as state assemblypersons, because the mandate was given by the people of Selangor to Pakatan Rakyat.

PAS in the past different from PAS now

Besides, what we knew of PAS in the past were people like Mohamad Sabu, Khalid Samad, Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and the late Nik Aziz Nik Mat. Not many people even had any inkling of who Hadi Awang was until the passing of party spiritual adviser Nik Aziz Nik Mat, even though he had been PAS president since 1989 following the demise of Fadzil Noor.

Most of these former PAS leaders are now with Amanah. What is left of PAS are people in the likes of Nik Abduh Nik Aziz, Hadi and mostly the ulama faction.

Now, Pakatan Rakyat is dead – all because of the PAS president who created an unpleasant scenario when former Selangor menteri besar Khalid Ibrahim was being replaced. Instead of blaming others, Hadi should be pointing the accusing finger at himself.


13 May 2017

‘PKR scuttling Islam’ among issues raised in Azmin-PAS meet

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali has taken issue with the PAS syura council for accusing PKR of working against the agenda of Islam and raised this matter with PAS leaders at a private meeting yesterday.

According to The Star, Azmin had also asked the three PAS state cabinet members in his government to resign.

Azmin yesterday morning summoned Selangor PAS commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi and the three Selangor exco members from the party to the state secretariat building, but kept mum to reporters on what transpired in the meeting.

However, sources told Malaysiakini that Azmin had disputed the syura council’s claim at the meeting with the Selangor PAS leaders.

The syura council on Thursday endorsed the decision taken at last week’s party muktamar (annual general assembly) to sever ties with PKR.

Among the reasons given to justify the move was that PKR had worked against the Islamic agenda by refusing to support PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355).

The motion to amend Act 355 seeks to increase the maximum punishment that can be meted out by the syariah courts – from three years’ imprisonment, RM5,000 fine and six strokes of the rotan to 30 years’ imprisonment, RM100,000 fine and 100 strokes of the rotan.

Azmin pointed out to the Selangor PAS leaders that PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim had, in a statement on April 8, clearly expressed that he was, in principle, open to empowering the syariah courts.

However, Anwar had called for a more holistic reform to the syariah courts, without any over-emphasis on the punishments.

“Based on (Anwar’s) April 8 statement, PKR could not accept the grounds of the syura council that it had betrayed the political cooperation with PAS,” said the source.

The source said Azmin made clear his disappointment over the development to the PAS exco members.


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