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KUALA LUMPUR - The PAS central committee is holding a meeting to discuss the deepening political crisis in Selangor.

The closed door meeting began at 10.30am Thursday at the party's headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut.

In the absence of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who is recovering from heart surgery, it was left to deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man to chair the meeting.

The meeting will centre on the fate of three Selangor PAS lawmakers who were asked to resign from their positions in the state exco.

Among those seen entering the building was PAS Selangor state exco Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad.

Iskandar and two other excos, Datuk Ahmad Yunus Hairi and Zaidy Abdul Talib, were asked by Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali to resign from their posts following PAS Syura Council's decision last week to cut ties with PKR.

Matters took a twist when newly minted Selangor PAS state commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi threatened on Monday that 13 PAS reps may quit the state government if Azmin is adamant on forcing its three state exco members to resign.

PAS is scheduled to hold a press conference at 12.30pm later Thursday.



PETRA JAYA - United People’s Party (UPP) will leave it to Barisan Nasional's (BN) top leadership to decide on the candidate for the Pujut state seat.

Its chairman Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh said it was too premature to comment on the matter since the Election Commission (EC) will only be making an official announcement on the Pujut by-election on Friday.

Wong, who is the State International Trade and E-Commerce Minister, however, hoped that the BN leadership would stick to the seat distribution

PETALING JAYA - DAP, as part of Pakatan Harapan, has betrayed the trust of the non-Muslims with Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s admission of a possibility of an implementation of hudud law in the country, says MCA publicity bureau chairman Datuk Chai Kim Sen.

The Opposition leader’s remarks were akin to Pakatan supporting hudud and the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Crimi­nal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 as presented by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

During an

MUAR - The reluctance of Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to sack three Pas State Executive Council (Exco) members shows that he is playing theatrics in running the state government.

Selangor UMNO liaison committee chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar said Mohamed Azmin and the Pas Exco members were actually protecting their personal interest.

"As the Selangor Menteri Besar, Azmin has the right to change the Exco line-up. However, until now he has not done so.

"Azmin''s directive

KUCHING - Sarawak DAP said today it would field a candidate for the Pujut state by-election.

Its chairman, Chong Chieng Jen, said the party would only announce the name of the candidate after the Election Commission set the date for the by-election.

The seat fell vacant after the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly decided to disqualify the assemblyman, Dr Ting Tiong Choon of the DAP, for allegedly having Australian citizenship.

The EC has scheduled a meeting for Friday to set the date for

ARAU - The list of proposed UMNO candidates to contest on the Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket in Perlis in the 14th general election (GE14) will be submitted to the party president soon.

Perlis UMNO liaison chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the list contains the names of proposed candidates deemed qualified, including new candidates representing the young generation.

"The Barisan Nasional (BN) is prepared for the general election. However, I believe the election is unlikely to be held in

PETALING JAYA - Umno marks its 71st anniversary today with a call to Malays to remain united while ensuring the rights of all other races are protected, said its secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

He said a gathering of more than 120,000 party members would be held at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil to mark the event and reflect Umno’s solidarity.

“We stand hand in hand to ensure this country remains ours and to ensure other communities also have a place,” Tengku

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