I was born on the prairies, where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures. [GERONIMO]
Sunday, January 8, 2012
What a relief. Hasan Ali sacked from PAS
Islamic party PAS today sacked veteran leader Hasan Ali from the party with immediate effect.
Hasan, a former Selangor PAS chief, is also a senior state exco member.
The decision to sack Hasan was made at a party central leadership meeting today.
A short statement issued by party president Abdul Hadi Awang, posted in the party’s online media portal HarakahDaily, stated that the decision to sack Hasan was made after considering views from all party leaders.
“The decision was made based on Hasan’s activities which went against the party’s policies,” said Hadi.
The relationship between Hasan and the party had been at its weakest point in recent weeks following the former’s open endorsement of forging a relationship with rivals Umno.
He had also been criticial of the party of deviating from its original purpose of forming an Islamic state to promoting a welfare state.
His most recent remarks urging PAS members not to join the rally to support Anwar Ibrahim tomorrow also did not go down well within the party, and among PKR leaders.
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali had openly called for PAS to take an action againts Hasan for discouraging members from joining the rally.
Hasan had also stated that Anwar was not the right prime ministerial candidate for Pakatan, and suggested that either Hadi or PAS spiritual advisor Nik Aziz Nik Mat would be better suited.