KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama) — PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and deputy president, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, won their posts uncontested when nominations for the party’s election this year closed, said PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
In a statement posted on the party’s official Facebook, he said said there was also no nomination for the posts of the party’s permanent chairman and deputy chairman, currently held by Hussin Ismail and Kamal Shaari, respectively.
“After nomination was closed, the posts of Permanent Chairman, Deputy Permanent Chairman, President and Deputy Presideny were won uncontested by the incumbents,” he said.
Hadi, 69, has been PAS President since 2002 after replacing Fadzil Noor, while Tuan Ibrahim, 56, the party deputy president since 2015.
Takiyuddin said the party’s 63rd Muktamar (assembly) would be held in Kedah from April 29 to May 1 to elect its lineup of leaders for the 2017/2019 session to face the 14th general election (GE14).
The party’s wings, comprising the Dewan Ulamak, Youth and Muslimat (Women), would hold their respective muktamar beginning April 27.
He said there were five nominations for the party’s three vice-president posts, including the three incumbents, and 40 nominations for the party’s central committee members.
The three incumbent PAS vice-presidents are Bukit Gantang Member of Parliament Idris Ahmad; Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah and Selangor government executive council member Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad.
Besides the three incumbents, the others nominated for the vice-president posts are PAS Information chief and Temerloh Member of Parliament Nasruddin Hassan and Takiyuddin, who is Kota Bharu Member of Parliament.
Takiyuddin said the nominated candidates were required to confirm their nomination before April 17.