Pas Muktamar: Hadi reminds delegates not to touch on sensitive issues

ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI and HANA NAZ HARUN

ALOR STAR: Pas delegates have been reminded not to raise “sensitive issues” during the debate session at the party’s 63rd Muktamar, which begins Saturday.

Party secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had, in his policy speech, told the 1,200 delegates to adhere to orders, which is meant to strengthen loyalty towards the party leadership.

“The president more or less expressed hope and a reminder that issues which could be detrimental to Pas are not raised in the debates, since we are facing the 14th General Election soon.

“He also said directives from the top leadership must be adhered to without excuses,” Takiyuddin told reporters after Hadi’s closed-door presidential policy speech at Kedah Pas Complex in Kota Sarang Semut here, tonight.

Takiyuddin, who is also Kota Bharu MP said Hadi also reminded the delegates that the upcoming national polls would be a “very challenging one” not just for Pas, but for the other parties as well.

“We are predicting, up to the extent, that no party will be able to form the new Federal government on their own,” he said, adding that this year’s assembly should be used as a platform to strengthen the party’s unity and not to cause a rift.