KUALA LUMPUR – The President of PAS, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang emphasized that the party is not short of leaders to continue the crusade without him.
The 74-year-old leader said that the strength of PAS is not due to the figures leading the party. On the contrary, Hadi said that as long as Islam remains as the core of the movement and the policy of the party is executed wisely, flexibly and its members stay the course of principles, the PAS will remain relevant.
“On who would be replacing me, let’s put it this way… we only see a ship from far. Do we know that it is full of sailors, captain and such?
“Board the ship first, then, we will know,” he said during a special interview with Owh!MG produced by MalaysiaGazette.
Abdul Hadi began his journey in PAS since 1964. He was later appointed to be the Acting Vice-President of the Central PAS Committee in 1978.
In 1989, he was elected as the Deputy President of PAS before being appointed to be the Acting President of PAS following the demise of Datuk Fadzil Mohd Noor.
He became the President of PAS after being confirmed in the General Assembly in 2005.
He was challenged for the first time over the position as the President of PAS by Ustaz Ahmad Awang during the 61st PAS General Assembly.
However, he defeated Ahmad with the majority of 695 votes. –MalaysiaGazette