Mat Sabu retains Pas deputy presidency with bigger majority


Update, 24 November 2013:

The winners for the three vice-presidents’ spots –

Incumbent Salahuddin Ayub – 917 votes (753 in 2011),
Former information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man – 849 (n/a) and
Incumbent Husam Musa – 520 (660).

Incumbent Mahfuz Omar – 504 (616) and Abu Bakar Chik – 364 (previously contested for central working committee) failed to make it.

Original post 23 November 2013:

Mohamad Sabu has retained the Pas deputy presidency with an even larger majority, while Nizar Jamaluddin finishes third in the central working committee polls as the professionals and bridge-builders throttle forward despite the “hand-brake” applied by conservatives.

Of the top 10 candidates in the central committee, about six are professionals and bridge builders (though most of them suffered a slight dip in the number of votes compared with 2011) while the remainder are believed to be ‘conservatives’.

The talk within certain Pas circles is that 11 out of the 18 elected central working committee positions have gone to the professional/bridge builders side.

Idris Ahmad, the MP for Bukit Gantang, who finished top in the central working committee, is inclined towards the ulamak. Next comes Mazlan Aliman, who has been prominent in highlighting the Felda settlers’ predicament.

Amiruddin Hamzah, a former Kedah exco member who is now the Kedah opposition leader and Adun for Anak Bukit, is a professional (an engineer). Another professional, Mohd Hatta Ramli, the MP for Kuala Kerai, is next.

In sixth position is Nasruddin Hassan, the conservative former Pas youth leader. He is followed by another conservative, Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, the MP for Pasir Mas.

Bridge-builders Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Dzulkefly Ahmad, Mohamed Hanipa Maiden and Khalid Samad, who have been involved in Muslim-Christian dialogues, finished in eighth, ninth, 10th and 12th spots.

If the three incumbent vice-presidents retain their positions (incumbent Husam Musa is in for a tough fight on a recount), our crystal ball-gazer Abdul Rahman Kasim, the Tasik Gelugor Pas information chief, would have scored 8 of his 11 predictions correct! If Husam loses, it would be 7 out of 11 – still not bad at all.

Incidentally, Mujahid Yusof Rawa, says from an insider’s perspective, he prefers to use the term ‘conservatives’ rather than the ‘ulamak faction’, as some of the ulamak may have relatively more progressive views (though he can understand why outsiders may view the contest as one between professionals and the ‘ulamak faction’).

For his part, Mujahid sees the conservatives as applying the “hand-brake” whenever they think the party is moving too fast in reaching out to others or opening up. But he still feels the majority in the party realise the importance of moving forward with cooperation within Pakatan and reaching out

2013 party elections for 2013-2015 term

Deputy president

Mohamad Sabu mendapat 588 undi (2011 – 420 votes in a three-corner contest) sementara Datuk Mohd Amar mendapat 490 undi.


Recount – results out tomorrow

Central working committee:

(2011 results in brackets)

1. Idris Ahmad – 927 votes (contested for VP previously)
2. Mazlan Aliman – 840 (804)
3. Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin – 688 (contested for VP previously)
4. Amiruddin Hamzah – 679 (576)
5. Mohd Hatta Ramli – 649 (765)
6. Nasrudin Hassan – 645 (previously Pas youth leader)
7. Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz – 627 (n/a)
8. Mujahid Yusof Rawa – 628 (651)
9. Dzulkefly Ahmad – 610 (702)
10. Mohamed Hanipa Maidin – 604 (735)
11. Kamaruddin Jaafar – 562 (739)
12. Khalid Abd Samad – 547 (643)
13. Nik Zawawi Salleh – 518 (n/a)
14. Syed Azman Syed Ahmad Nawawi – 476 (n/a)
15. Riduan Mohd Nor – 469 (n/a)
16. Mahfodz Mohamed – 455 (449)
17. Siti Mariah Mahmud – 437 (445)
18. Nuridah Salleh – 424 (416)

2011 party elections for 2011-2013 term

Deputy president:

Mat Sabu mendapat 420 undi berbanding Tuan Ibrahim 399 dan Nasharudin 224 daripada jumlah keseluruhan 1045 undi.


Salahudin mendapat (753) undi, Husam (660), Mahfuz (616), Idris (491), Nik Amar (321) dan Nizar (217).

Central working committee

1) Mazlan Aliman (804)
2) Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli (765)
3) Datuk Kamarudin Jaafar (739)
4) Hanipa Maidin (735)
5) Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak (721)
6) Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (702)
7) Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa (651)
8) Khalid Samad (643)
9) Abdul Ghani Shamsuddin (579)
10) Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah (576)
11) Abdul Wahid Endut (556)
12) Datuk Abu Bakar Chik (527)
13) Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah (470)
14) Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (445)
15) Datuk Mahfodz Mohamed (449)
16) Datuk Hassan Ali (437)
17) Abdul Ghani Abd Rahman (430)
18) Nuridah Salleh (416)

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Stylo Logan

My toes laugh upon hearing Muhyidin trying to woo PAS!

Rufus Mallu

All the best to the new line up. The success of the bridge-builders is a good sign too. Trust they will bridge the gap and bring forward progress & unity in this diverse society 🙂

Don Anamalai

NST as usual carried negative reports on PAS lately.
But it was just an exercise for Umno Baru to syok sendiri.

ps: I do not buy NST as I could get it FOC from info conter of a shopping mall. Only read the entertainment and sports pages.


Looking at the new line up I have to say I wish for more from the ulama fraction to win. Even if they are at time can be extreme but at least they have stronger stand and not easily be swayed by outsiders (both PR and BN). It is crutial for PAS to stay relevant in the Malaysia’ political scene and right now they appear as mere tool for the PR to get Malay vote.

I pray for the best of PAS, whichever way the decided to go.


Untuk makluman & sebaran: Forum ‘Tunggu Pilihanraya atau Turun Jalanraya’.

Tarikh : 29 November 2013 (Jumaat)
Masa : 8 malam

Moderator – Aduka Taruna
Ahli Panel :-
– Dato’ Ambiga
– MohamadSabu Official
– Arul Psm
– Haris Ibrahim
– Edmund Bon Tai Soon
– Ustaz Fauzan

Anjuran Angkatan Pembebasan Bangsa Malaysia – APBM bersama Asalkan Bukan Umno, Aktivis Kelantan, Kumpulan Aktivis Mahasiswa Independen (KAMI), KUASA – Persatuan Aktivis Sahabat Alam, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS), UndiMsia,@ Himpunan Hijau 2.0: Langkah Lestari, Geng Kotak, RAONG – Radio Orang Penang dan lain-lain NGO.



Good day, as with many, I am sure, we feel rather disappointed that Ulama could not secure post 1 & 2 for them BUT there is democracy and the pride and relief here NO-money changed hands – so we respect the dictates and choice of the delegates and the majority. We shall now wiat for the overly long overdue POST-portem of our dismal outings in Kedah, the Parliament and in the almost-there-but-not quite-as-desired in Trengganu, the President’s home state! WE just have to slog some more and win only the rural Malays UMNO forts, all for the next 4/5 years.… Read more »

Pak Tim

umno baru cannot afford to loose Terengganu’s oil.

Awang Selamat Ori

So it looks like UMNO baru will continue to dream. Unity Government? If UMNO baru is strong, will they take a second look at PAS? If MCA/MIC/GERAKAN is strong, will they take a second look at PAS? PAS is just but a tool in the schemings of UMNO baru. PAS must work towards replacing UMNO baru in PRU 14! Forget about unity Government, those who wishes to join UMNO baru, please do so now. What about Nasharudding Mat Isa? Perhaps he knows what awaits him? Not wanted by PAS and UMNO baru only wanted by Najib for his political benefits.… Read more »

Don Anamalai

Hadi Awang said this in his closing speech:

“The party that opposes Islam the most is Umno. The DAP doesn’t agree with Islam. We have differences of opinion but the DAP voices out their differences,”

“Now they (Umno) are inviting us to sit and talk but in the 1990s they passed a motion that was brought up to the Council of Rulers so that we are forbidden from using the term Islam for our party,”

Pak Tim

Hadi Awang would be a fool to work with umno baru after the later spend so much money defeating him in Terengganu.

Pak Tim

Tahniah kepada semua yang menang. Yang tidak menang, terus berkhidmat!