Ousted PAS leaders say defeat a blessing in disguise

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The group of 18 PAS leaders defeated in the recent PAS polls at the Jasamu Dikenang gathering held in Muar, Johor last Tuesday. They say they will now embark on a more inclusive Islamist movement. – The Malaysian Insider pic, June 22, 2015.PAS progressive leaders who were shown the door in the recently concluded party polls have described their en-bloc defeat as a blessing in disguise, saying that it has opened a window of opportunity to build “something better for Malaysia”.

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, the secretary of the acting committee that calls itself G18 (a reference to the 18 ousted PAS leaders) said their exit from the top party posts gave rise to the idea of forming a more inclusive movement for Malaysians.

“Over the years, we have been effected reforms and changes in PAS. Very recently all these seemed to be in danger of being rolled back. Now, we are free to embark on a new endeavour that is more inclusive or all-encompassing,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

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