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Why is PAS rep still seated with backbenchers, asks Gerakan

GEORGE TOWN: Questions have been raised about the lone PAS assemblyman Datuk Mohd Salleh Man, who was seated with other Pakatan Harapan backbenchers in the state assembly.

Penang Gerakan vice-chairman Oh Tong Keong said PAS in its recent muktamar had cut ties with PKR, adding that the Islamist party broke off with DAP in 2015.
“Why is the PAS rep still seated among Pakatan Harapan backbenchers?

“This shows that Mohd Salleh is still with the DAP-led state government. Isn’t it cheating the people as PAS, PKR and DAP are not comrades anymore?” Oh asked in a press conference at Gerakan headquarters here yesterday.

Oh asked why Mohd Salleh, who is Permatang Pasir assemblyman and also Penang Islamic Affairs Council president, was not given another seat away from government backbenchers.

He said assembly Speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang could arrange a special seat for Mohd Salleh but chose to continue letting him sit with Pakatan Harapan assemblymen.

“Law, who is from PKR, should be more stern about the matter,” he added.

In response, Law said it was not his call to shift Mohd Salleh’s seat.

“Until now, I have not received a single letter from PAS saying he is no more with Pakatan Harapan.

“There are procedures. I will have to move him only if there is a formal letter,” he said.


Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/26/why-is-pas-rep-still-seated-with-backbenchers-asks-gerakan/




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