Nasha to stay, issue was not discussed at PAS’ Syura Council

(Malaysian Digest) – His former deputy, Nasharudin Mat Isa, is still a member of the party’s Ulama Syura Council, said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Aaccording to a Malaysiakini report, Abdul Hadi told this to reporters at a press conference held after the council meeting on Sunday night.

Abdul Hadi said Nasharudin’s position in the party was not discussed in the meeting. The meeting primarily focused on party candidates for the upcoming general election (GE), he added.

Earlier, PAS Syura Council took place at the PAS headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut. This particular meeting received much attention, from within and outside the party, mostly due to Nasharudin’s presence.

Sinar Harian reported, Nasharudin arrived at the headquarters at 8.55pm. Various political spectators, including the right hand leaders of the party believe that Nasharudin would be spared from any severe actions.

Nasharudin, who is also Bachok MP, recently became the focus of attention after he urged PAS to reconsider its alliance with Pakatan Rakyat, following DAP chairman Karpal Singh’s stand on the ‘hudud’ issue.

Meanwhile, according to KLPos, Nasharudin’s presence at the council was to give his side of the story regarding the issue before any decision can be made by members of the council.

Malaysiakini also reported that when asked about Nasharudin being fielded as a candidate for the 13th GE, Abdul Hadi said it would be announced at a later date.

Nasharudin, who attended the media conference alongside Abdul Hadi, refused to comment.

The meeting was chaired by Mursyidul Am Pas, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. However, he was reported to have left the party headquarters at 9.15pm, after heading the monthly meeting for only 20 minutes.

Sinar Harian reported that the remainder of the meeting was chaired by his deputy, Datuk Dr Haron Din.