Selangor PAS exco say up to party to decide posts

Mohd Zaidy Abd Talib speaks at the 63rd Muktamar at the Kompleks PAS Kedah in Alor Setar April 30, 2017. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

ALOR SETAR, April 30 ― The central PAS leadership will decide on the posts in the Selangor administration should the party cut ties with PKR, said Selangor exco Mohd Zaidy Abdul Talib.

He said that the Selangor chapter will look to the central lead “for any of their orders.”

Zaidy's remarks at the PAS Muktamar today comes as the party is on the brink of deciding whether to sever ties with PKR.

Zaidy is one of three PAS excos serving in a state government headed by PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

The party's Ulama and Youth wings both resolved to sever ties with PKR during their individual assemblies as part of the larger Muktamar.

The main party assembly is expected to decide on this matter later today or tomorrow.

Zaidy also said that PAS's decision to forgive Chinese daily Nanyang Siang Pau for publishing a monkey caricature resembling president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang showed the party's maturity.

“What they did was really out of order. But the president was so big hearted to forgive them after they apologised,” he said.

“This is the mature politics that we practise,” he added.