KOTA BARU – August 4, 2015: PAS will meet this Saturday to discuss displinary action to be taken against members who have joined the Gerakan Harapan Baharu (GHB).
Party vice-president Datuk Mohd. Amar Nik Abdullah said today the party’s leadership had received reports from every state liaison committee on the
participation of members in GHB or New Hope Movement.
“We have accumulated information from the states. All the states sent detailed reports on the GHB,” he said after attending the convocation of the Sultan Ismail Petra International Islamic College here.
Mohd. Amar, who is the Kelantan deputy menteri besar, said the influence of the GHB in the state had not reached a serious stage.
Penang GHB interim committee chairman Datuk Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa has been quoted as saying that GHB planned to take over the Kesejahteraan Insan Tanah Air or Kita and relaunch the party on August 31 while GHB interim committee member Khalid Samad said a new party would be set up on September 14.
In a related issue, Kuala Terengganu PAS wants the area’s Member of Parliament Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin to make an open apology to PAS members and his constituents and declare his severing of ties with GHB within 14 days.
Its head Wan Sukairi Wan Abdullah said that otherwise Raja Bahrin should resign as an MP immediately.
The decision of Kuala Terengganu PAS to sever ties with Raja Bahrin would only be rescinded if he apologised and cut ties with GHB.
Last Sunday, Raja Bahrin stated that he was still a PAS member and that he was considering whether to accept a post in GHB.
He further contended that since GHB was an NGO , his links with it did not mean a clash with PAS.
In Malacca, the state GHB today claimed that several PAS leaders in the state would join the movement. — Bernama