Monday, July 6, 2015
PAS mulling legal action against Penang govt
“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 told The Star Online 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.
At present, former PAS municipal councillor Iszuree Ibrahim is taking the Penang government to court over his sacking from the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) and his termination as a councillor.
He was reportedly issued the dismissals after criticising the Penang state government at the 60th PAS general assembly late last year.