PAS mulling legal action against Penang govt

PAS mulling legal action against Penang govt
Penang PAS commissioner Muhammad Fauzi Yusoff
PHOTO: The Star

PETALING JAYA: PAS has instructed its lawyers to study if legal action can be taken to defend the dignity of their sacked representatives in Penang.

"Their reputation is the main priority. The Penang state government's actions may cause the people to think the sacked representatives are problematic. It tarnishes their reputation," Penang PAS commissioner Muhammad Fauzi Yusoff (pic) told The Star on Monday.

According to him, the removal of PAS representatives from local councils and the state administration has become a problem in PAS and DAP's relationship.

At the PAS muktamar (general assembly), it was suggested to the Syura Council that the party cancel political cooperation with DAP.

However, as no final decision had been made, Muhammad Fauzi said it was not right for the Penang state government to have gone ahead with the sacking.

"Is this a moral leadership? If they can do this to us, what can the rakyat hope for from a leadership with such morals? Maybe there is some unknown reason behind all this," he added.

Muhammad Fauzi said any action taken must be based on standard operating procedures.

"They did not decide based on fairness, but based on perception. As a state government, they should be following proper procedures," he said.

He added that the state government had obviously "jumped the gun" in dismissing Penang Island city councillors Yaacob Omar and Seberang Prai municipal councillor Omar Hassan.

"We are questioning the state government's action in sacking our councillors," he said.

Two others, Mhd Nasir Yahya (Penang Island) and Dahalan Fazil (Seberang Perai) quit their posts on the grounds of principle.

Their move followed the resignations of two other leaders from the state government - former PAS deputy president Mohamed Sabu and former state deputy commissioner Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

Permatang Pasir assemblyman Salleh Man, however, still holds the post of Penang Islamic Affairs Council president.

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