15 January 2012

TG. Nik Aziz: Hasan Ali should watch his mouth...

PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has warned former Selangor PAS commissioner Hasan Ali to be mindful of his words when making statements.

"My advice to him is to watch his mouth, if there are any problems in the party, raise it in meetings - there are proper channels," he said.

pas muktamar 130610 nik abdul aziz 4Weighing on Hasan's sacking in an interview, Nik Abdul Aziz (right) who is also Kelantan Menteri Besar, said it was normal for a party to sack problematic members.

"There is no political party that does not sack its members when problems arise. Even in Kelantan, Umno has sacked two to three of its members," he said.

Nik Abdul Aziz said as a result of Hasan's move to engage Umno-related media, the problems within the party had been amplified and exaggerated.

"I would not say stupid, but going to the press, especially the Umno-owned press which magnified the problem was not smart."

Noting that some PAS members had turned up at Hasan's residence to support him shorlty after the sacking, Nik Abdul Aziz reminded them that their actions were being observed by party members.

"That is up to them, I cannot comment, but obviously there are people who are looking...he is matured enough to know the rules," he said in reference to former PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa who was among those at Hasan's residence.

'Up to Hasan'

Nik Abdul Aziz said it was up to Hasan to decide whether he would appeal the decision or not.

"It is his wish, but we will give him the opportunity to appeal then we will see how the situation develops," he said.

Last week, PAS surprised party members when its president Abdul Hadi Awang announced Hasan's sacking.

dr haron din pasThis was despite an apology by Hasan for his criticism of the party's welfare state agenda.

However, Hasan who is also Selangor exco in charge of Islamic affairs has attributed his sacking for refusing to support opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and describing the latter's sodomy trial as a personal affair.

PAS deputy spiritual leader Haron Din (left), the No 2 in the syura council which is the highest decision making body in the party, has urged Hasan to appeal the decision.

The Syura Council is led by Nik Abdul Aziz which is expected to call both Hasan and the party's central committee members who decided the sacking if an appeal is filed.

Meanwhile,former Selangor PAS commissioner Hasan Ali will not appeal his sacking from the party despite calls from his supporters to do so. He revealed this last night at a dialogue session on Muslim faith organised by anti-apostasy group Himpun, according to a Sinar Harian report today. Hasan was quoted as saying that he had no regrets as he felt PAS had betrayed its cause.

"I cannot, my conscious will not allow me to (stay in the party). I do not see why I should remain in the party," he was quoted as saying.

He also accused PAS in Selangor of impeding his efforts to defend the faith of Muslims.

"I cannot do this while in the party because my party comrades and certain parasitic groups do not like the issue of alcohol and apostasy to be championed because they want to win support.

"I am willing to be dropped as exco and forfeit all benefits. Even though I am comfortable in the position, I am abandoning it to save myself, my children, family, and Muslims," he was reported as saying.

Hasan: I'm not alone

Hasan who is exco in charge of Islamic affairs has ruffled feathers in Pakatan Rakyat after he led raids against entertainment outlets in Selangor. He adds that PAS was opposed to his struggle, especially when the leadership criticised him for supporting the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) and Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) during a Church raid.

"I am not alone in this matter, soon, there will be a major movement championing the faith of Muslims in the country."

Hasan crossed swords with party leaders after it was revealed that he failed to obtain sufficient nomination to retain his Gombak Setia state seat. Despite apologising for his "excessiveness" against party leaders, the party central committee decided to sack him last Sunday for acting against the party's interest.

However, party president Abdul Hadi Awang had stated that Hasan could appeal to the party's Syura Council.


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