Pas delegates to elect VPs, CC members today

EMBUN MAJID


ALOR STAR: A total of 1,231 Pas delegates will cast their votes for the party’s vice-presidential posts, and 26 Central Committee members, at the 63rd annual delegates’ conference today.

For the first time ever, the party will utilise an e-voting system in the election, which will see results automatically and immediately tallied after the last person casts his vote.

This year’s Muktamar has three vice presidents – Idris Ahmad, Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah and Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad – defending their posts from former Pas Youth chief, Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi.

Pas president Datuk Seri Abd Hadi Awang and deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man retained their posts, uncontested.

Pas secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the election is a democratic process central to how the party operates.

"However, this time around, none of the candidates is allowed to appoint agents to campaign for them.

"Although we can have the results faster by using an e-voting system, they will only be announced at the end of the Muktamar on Monday," he said.

The three-day ‘Muktamar Pas Pusat’ begins today following the completion of the Pas Muslimat, Youth and Ulama meetings, which were held from April 27 until yesterday.