KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18, 2015:
PAS cannot obstruct or reject the decision of the Penang state government to sack all in the party who were in the village development and security committees (JKKK).
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) political analyst Prof Dr Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani said the decision was nothing unexpected because it had been mentioned before.
According to him, since PAS was not in Pakatan Harapan (PH), after Pakatan Rakyat (PR) was dissolved, the matter was expected.
“PAS no longer cooperates with the state government, so how can members be selected to JKKK?
“Of course, the state government will appoint those who are members of Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) or PAS members who declare support for Amanah.
“However, this latest situation will make the relationship between the two parties worse than it already was,” he said when contacted by The Rakyat Post.
He was commenting on Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng saying that PAS in Kepala Batas JKKK did not resign, as was claimed, and were instead sacked.
Guan Eng added that the sacking also involved PAS members from JKKK in central, northern and southern Seberang Prai.
He explained that the Penang state government did not need the services of PAS members who did not support the new coalition and a letter of termination was sent on Oct 15 to those who refused to support PH.
Yesterday, Kepala Batas PAS division chief Bukhori Ghazali announced that Kepala Batas PAS decided to resign from the JKKK there with immediate effect.