05 June 2015
KUALA LUMPUR — The conservative ulama wing won a clean sweep in the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) party elections yesterday night, securing all top positions in the party and comprehensively routing the progressives.
Incumbent party president Abdul Hadi Awang coasted to victory and was re-elected for two years, easily defeating progressive contender Ahmad Awang for the party’s top position in a one-on-one contest, garnering 928 votes over the latter’s 233, with a vote majority of 695. This was the first time Mr Hadi’s presidency in the party has been contested since he took the reins in 2002.
Meanwhile, incumbent progressive vice-president Mohamad Sabu lost out to PAS Pahang commissioner and ulama wing member Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, only managing 279 votes against the latter’s 881.
… Commenting on the elections results and implications on PR unity, Dr Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, head of the Malaysia Programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies told TODAY that it “would be very much status quo, which is not good for PR”.
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Last updated on 16/11/2015