Hadi will attend Pakatan’s Sunday meeting, PAS deputy says


(Malay Mail Online) – PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has confirmed his attendance for Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) presidential council meeting this Sunday, his deputy Mohamad Sabu said today.

The PAS deputy president said the party’s secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali had confirmed the matter.

“We would not have called for the meeting if we did not receive a confirmation,” Mohamad said at a press conference today.

He said “as of now, he will join the meeting in the PAS central committee meeting in the morning, and stay on for the meeting in the evening” which is when the PR presidential meeting is scheduled.

“As the Muslims say, Insya Allah, if I’m sick on that day I may not attend,” Mohamad added.

DAP has remained steadfast that the three-way meeting together with PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim cannot go on if Abdul Hadi does not turn up.

The PR presidential council meetings have not been held for more than six months after Hadi stopped attending after the Selangor mentri besar crisis last year that saw the Islamist party attacking the other two allies in public.

It then escalated after PAS announced its plans to enforce hudud in Kelantan despite DAP’s opposition.

In the same vein, PAS, accused DAP of acting unilaterally in seeking to restore local council elections, in apparent retaliation the latter’s vehement attacks over the Islamist party’s hudud ambition.