2 PAS reps quit Penang council

2 PAS reps quit Penang council
Lim Guan Eng, fourth chief minister of Penang, Malaysia and secretary-general of Malaysia's opposition party Democratic Action Party (DAP).
PHOTO: BT

GEORGE TOWN - While two PAS councillors have resigned, a fellow party member is holding on to his post until he gets instructions from his party leadership.

Penang Island city councillor Yacoob Omar said he would not resign unless there was a letter of termination from the state or instructions from the PAS Syura Council to do so.

The 53-year-old was sworn in as a councillor - his first term - this year. He is chairman of PAS Tanjung division.

The latest PAS councillor to resign was Dahalan Fazil from the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP).

He handed his resignation letter to Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow at Komtar here on Tuesday.

This was a day after another PAS member Mhd Nasir Yahya, 62, gave up his post in the Penang Island City Council.

The other PAS councillor who has yet to state his stand is Omar Hassan, 63, serving in the MPSP.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state executive council had agreed that the "shocking move" by PAS to sever ties with DAP had not only broken ties with the state government but also "killed Pakatan Rakyat".

Penang PAS commissioner Muhammad Fauzi Yusoff said Lim's proclamation that Pakatan was "dead" was confusing because it was as if DAP was leading the coalition.

"It would be more logical if Lim were to say DAP wants to leave Pakatan Rakyat," he said.

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