KUALA LUMPUR – PAS has dispelled the notion that decision-making would be easier now without the non-ulama faction.
â€œIn fact, this is kind of a strength to the president. (Having a pro-ulama faction) does not mean they are â€˜yes menâ€™ to the president,â€ said newly elected deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (pix) at a recent interview here.
He admitted that some of the new central committee members have different views from Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, and the president took it positively.
â€œAll their opinions are taken into account in the meetings, and the president could make a decision based on these different views,â€ he said.
Tuan Ibrahim also dismissed the perception that the new team is predominantly ulama, saying that the â€œmajorityâ€ of the leaders come from professional backgrounds.
â€œMajority of the leaders in the Youth wing are professionals,â€ he stressed.
Tuan Ibrahim, who replaced Mohamad Sabu with a landslide victory at the 61st muktamar, also said that it was his duty to reunite the party.
â€œMy main focus now is to unite all members and strengthen the party. Winning or losing is part of any election,â€ he added. – The Star Online