GEORGE TOWN – Yet another PAS representative Mhd Nasir Yahya has resigned his post from the DAP led Penang government as a member of the Penang City Council (MBPP).
This was confirmed by the state Exco of Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Chow Kon Yeow who said Mhd Nasir’s resignation was effective yesterday, after he submitted it by hand.
Mhd Nasir was appointed as PAS nominated council member nominated in 2014 and re-appointed this year.
He was also the head Whip to the MBPP for PAS this year.
For this year, Mhd Nasir was also appointed to three permanent committees – financial, infrastructure and traffic management – as well as enforcement and public education.
The resignation of PAS representatives follows the unanimous decision by the PAS Ulama Council to pass an emergency resolution without debate to sever ties with DAP at the 61st PAS annual assembly early this month.
On June 6, former PAS Deputy President Mohamad Sabu, who is also former Penang PAS Commissioner gave up his post as board member of the Penang Water Supply Corporation and the Penang International Halal Hub.
Sabu was followed by Penang PAS Deputy Commissioner Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa who resigned as board member of the Penang Islamic Foundation (YIPP) and board member of Kolej Islam Teknologi Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang.
The services of Penang PAS secretary Mohd Fadzil Kemi who was an Information Officer grade S41 in the DAP-led state government were also terminated, effective last Friday.
Meanwhile, Permatang Pasir state assemblyman from PAS, Datuk Mohd Salleh Man remained steadfast in his decision to continue serving the state government although DAP announced today that Pakatan Rakyat which comprise DAP, PKR and PAS
no longer existed.
Mohd Salleh, who as at the time of writing was still the Head of the Penang State Religious Council, said he would continue to hold on to the Pakatan Rakyat manifesto in 2013.
Meanwhile, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when met at an event here yesterday, refused to comment on the prolonged dispute between DAP and PAS.
He said he would make a statement whenever necessary.
However, at around noon yesterday, Lim, who is also DAP Secretary-General, issued a statement announcing that Pakatan Rakyat was no longer in existence.
He said the decision made at the PAS Assembly to sever ties with DAP had ‘killed’ the alliance, and the DAP central executive committee in its meeting last night were unanimous in deciding that the Pakatan Rakyat which was formed
on April 1, 2008 by DAP, PAS and PKR after the 12 General Election, no longer existed. – Bernama