More than three months after being sacked from his party, former Pas vice-president Datuk Husam Musa last night announced he was joining Amanah.
“Tonight, I dedicate myself to the cause of Amanah,” said Husam to thunderous applause.
“Hopefully, the leadership will approve my application,” he said, before handed over his membership form to Amanah president Mohamad Sabu at a Merdeka eve dinner in Cyberjaya.
Speaking to reporters later, Husam said he made the decision to join Amanah as the party’s Islamic principles were more progressive and accommodating to Malaysia’s multiracial society.
Mat Sabu said he felt a true sense of Merdeka following Husam’s decision to join the party.
“I feel merdeka when Husam freed himself by joining Amanah,” he said.
“His presence is timely. We need people like him who have expertise,” said Mat Sabu.
He added that Husam, once a senior Kelantan exco member under the leadership of the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, will help build a more inclusive Amanah.
The Salor assemblyman was sacked from Pas on April 23 after being accused of misconduct by the party’s disciplinary committee.
Husam has openly criticised party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang over Pas’s closer ties with Umno.