Saturday, May 30, 2015Saturday, May 30, 2015

Malaysia's PAS sacks three members over militant activities

Published on Jul 14, 2014 5:49 PM
Combination photo of Dr Mahmud Ahmad (left), a lecturer in the Islamic Studies Faculty at the University of Malaya and four other individuals who are wanted for investigations into their alleged involvement in militant activities. -- PHOTO: UTUSAN MALAYSIA

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) has sacked another three of its members who were believed to have joined militant movements in other countries.

One of them, Dr Mahmud Ahmad, is a senior lecturer at Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysian Insider news website reported on Monday.

The other two sacked from PAS were Mohd Najib Husen or Abraham, 36, and Muhammad Joraime Awang Raime or Abu Nur, 39, Malaysian Insider reported.

"All three have been dropped as PAS members in a central committee meeting on Sunday," the news portal quoted PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali as saying.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!