Former Sarawak PAS election director Mohd Fidzuan Zaidi has confirmed that he left the Islamist party two days ago.
Although the outcome of the elections at the party’s muktamar last week- which saw the progressives camp being purged from the party – was not the main reason he left the party, Fidzuan did not deny that he was quite disappointed with the results.
“Yes, I’m a bit disappointed. But it’s normal, like when a team we support loses.
“Like football teams Manchester United and Liverpool, there’s dissatisfaction if they do not win. But it’s not my main reason for leaving PAS,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.
Fidzuan said his main reason for leaving the party was because he wanted to focus on his career and to take a break from politics.
Fidzuan’s leaving comes after Santubong PAS commissioner Andri Zulkarnaen Hamden denied that party members were leaving the party.
“Many have asked me on the issue faced by the Sarawak PAS leadership as of late.
“I want to stress that all those speculations are just rumours,” Andri had said.
Could re-join the party in the future
Fidzuan who has been with PAS for 20 years explained that he was the type who could only focus on one thing at a time.
“I am a determined person, so when I do something, I do it wholeheartedly and one at a time.
He also denied that the conflict occurring between the party’s two camps was a reason why he had left the party.
“No, it’s just that if I am still a PAS member, I still have a responsibility in the party,” he said.
He was also open to the idea that he could re-join the party in the future as it all depends on his career.
Fidzuan has also yet to receive a response from the party’s top leadership over his actions.
“Maybe they will say ‘all the best’ to me,” he said