Mat Sabu to face off against Mohd Amar in PAS party polls

Mat Sabu (left) will be facing off against Datuk Mohd Amar.

KUALA LUMPUR - PAS incumbent deputy president Mohamad Sabu will be facing off against Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah for the role in the upcoming muktamar and party polls.

Vice-presidents Salahuddin Ayub, Datuk Husam Musa and Datuk Mahfuz Omar will be defending their positions, while PAS information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and central working committee member Datuk Ustaz Abu Bakar Chik will also be running.

PAS selection committee chairman Asmuni Awi said Saturday that it might be a short muktamar this year as several senior positions are going unchallenged.

All senior positions in the Dewan Ulama were won unopposed, with chief Datuk Harun Taib. deputy chief Datuk Ahmad Yakob who is also Kelantan Mentri Besar, and vice president Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamad retaining their roles.

However, the roles of auditor and deputy permanent chairman saw no candidate receiving enough nominations.

There will also a three-cornered fight for Youth chief between Johor PAS youth chief Suhaizan Kaiat, FT youth chief Kamarulzaman Mohamad and lawyer Zulhazmi Sharif.

A total of 61 people will compete for central committee seats. Nearly 1,300 delegates from across the country will participate in the 59th muktamar, beginning 22 Nov.