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Mujahid quits from all Penang gov't positions
Published:  Jun 8, 2015 1:54 PM
Updated: 2:16 PM

Former PAS central committee member Mujahid Yusof Rawa has resigned from all his positions linked to the Penang government.

This includes his position as the Penang Islamic Foundation director and board member of the Penang International Islamic Technology College.

Mujahid said this was in line with the PAS muktamar's resolution which proposed that the party cut ties with DAP.

"The Pakatan Rakyat government in Penang is a cooperative effort between PAS, DAP and PKR.

"The resolution to cut ties with DAP meant that PAS has lost confidence in Pakatan.

"In order to fulfil the wishes of the muktamar - the highest decision making body in the party - it is only dignifying for me to resign from positions that was allocated to the party," said Mujahid in a press release this evening.

Fait accompli

He also express hope that his decision would inspire other party members, who were made a member of a Pakatan government based on their PAS membership, to quit.

"This is to preserve the dignity of the party which we love and respect," he said.

Mujahid's move follows former PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu's vow to quit as the Penang Water Corporation and Penang Halal Hub board member, for similar reasons.

Last Friday, the PAS muktamar had resolved to adopt resolutions by the PAS Ulama wing and PAS Youth, which urged the party's central committee and syura council to cut ties with DAP.

The resolution was passed without debate. Protests from delegates which demanded a debate were not heeded.

Although some party leaders argued that the matter is not final, it has been pointed out it is essentially a fait accompli because the Ulama wing leaders control the syura council.

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