Sacked PAS man to be terminated as exco member

(The Star) – The Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has consented to the termination of Datuk Dr Hasan Ali as a member of the state executive council.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the Sultan would also be issuing Dr Hasan a letter, informing him of the removal from the state administration.

“The Sultan agreed with my view and His Majesty will be writing the letter to terminate Dr Hasan’s appointment as state exco member,” he said yesterday.

Khalid had before this asked Dr Hasan to voluntarily vacate his exco post as he had been sacked from PAS, as such he no longer represented the party in the Selangor government.

The former Selangor PAS commissioner was sacked from the party last Sunday for his actions that were deemed detrimental to the party.

Dr Hasan was the state Islamic Affairs, Malay Customs, Infrastructure and Public Amenities Committee chairman.

Khalid said the Selangor Sultan’s Office would be sending the termination letter to Dr Hasan soon.

“He (Dr Hasan) is now on leave,” he said.

“The Sultan has given me the power to select Dr Hasan’s replacement,” he said, stopping short of disclosing the candidate.

“The Sultan also advised me to choose wisely without influence from any quarters,” he said.

Khalid said he had received the official letter dated Jan 10 from the PAS central committee, stating that Dr Hasan had been sacked from the party with immediate effect.

Asked whether he had received a list of candidates from PAS to replace Dr Hasan, he said “no”.

However, he said, the appointment of the new state exco member would be made at Istana Bukit Kayangan on Wednesday.

Talks are rife that Selangor PAS commissioner and Meru assemblyman Dr Rani Osman will take over Dr Hasan’s portfolio.

Dr Rani had reportedly said that he would abide by party orders.