PAS leaders grilled for turning blind eye on audit report

(Malaysiakini) – Delegates at the 55th PAS Youth Muktamar today grilled their top leadership in the wing, for failing to voice out against PAS-led states which had been criticised in the Auditor-General’s Report 2011, as well as on other issues.

NONEDebating on the motion on PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan’s (left) speech which was presented last night, Johor PAS representative Mohd Faizul Mohd Salleh pointed out it did not contain a single criticism of Pakatan Rakyat states.

“Despite the Auditor-General’s Report having given various critical comments particularly in states led by PAS, nothing (on this) was raised in the speech last night.

“Youths should be agents of criticism. Or is it that the states ruled by us can do no wrong?” he told over 800 delegates at the Dewan Jubli Perak in Kota Bharu this morning.

Despite Nasrudin’s attempt to set a moderate tone ahead of the general election last night, Mohd Faizul hit out at his boss for providing more fluff than specifics in facing the general election.

Criticism part of wing’s culture

Several other delegates were also critical of the leadership, ticking them off for not making enough effort to lend their voices in ceramah at the state level, as well as inconsistencies in foreign policies.

NONESpeaking to reporters later, PAS deputy youth chief Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (left) said criticism of leaders was part of the wing’s culture.

“We encourage our members to criticise more than to sing praise and today we saw many dared to criticise and commend,” he said.

However, Nik Abduh denied that the wing’s leadership had turned to blind eye to the Auditor-General’s report, stating that they had raised the matter internally.

“Our wing has always been the most critical,” he said.

The Auditor-General’s Report 2011 had, among others, found that Kedah spent tens of thousands to repair houses that did not exist while a state subsidiary took a RM134 million loan without approval from its board of directors.