PETALING JAYA,Dec 11: Abdul Hadi Awang is seeking an audience with Sultan Nazrin Shah to inform the Perak Ruler of the “political situation involving PAS”.

The PAS president sent a letter to the palace days after the party had ordered its representatives not to go to the palace during the Perak menteri besar crisis, although they had been summoned by the Sultan.

Hadi’s letter was sighted by FMT and it is understood that no date has been set for the audience yet.

In the most recent events involving the party, PAS was left out of a five-man exco team named by new Menteri Besar Saarani Mohamad yesterday.

Sultan Nazrin had been scheduled to meet all Perak PAS assemblymen at 3pm on Tuesday, but it was called off by PAS’ central leadership.

Party secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan later issued a statement saying all of the party’s assemblymen have been instructed to meet the ruler once they receive the decree from the Sultan.

He had said the party upholds the sovereignty of the monarchy and did not wish to make any mistakes in its decision, especially when it involved the Sultan’s decree.

Yesterday, Saarani, the Kota Tampan assemblyman, took his oath as the 14th Perak menteri besar at Istana Iskandariah.

Perak PPBM secretary and Sungai Manik assemblyman Zainol Fadzi Paharudin was also sworn in as a Perak executive councillor, along with Umno members Zolkafly Harun (Lintang), Shahrul Zaman Yahya (Rungkup), Wan Norashikin Wan Noordin (Kampong Gajah) and Khairul Shahril Mohamed (Bota).

It is understood that the other exco members will be named after discussions with other Perikatan Nasional leaders are completed.


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