PAS secretary general Mustafa Ali attributed this confidence to the Islamic party's internal culture which is different from other political parties in the country.
The other parties postponed their polls because they fear splits in their parties due to intense campaigning, but PAS is confident of our own culture, , Mustafatold a press conference today.
In PAS's culture, everyone is aware of the etiquettes of campaigning, and as such the election-like atmosphere will not take place, he added.
Several political parties on both sides of the divide, including UMNO and its arch enemy DAP, had earlier announced postponement of party elections, anticipating the 13th general election which observers say would be called this year, although many opined the date would be pushed further owing to decline in popular votes in the just concluded Sarawak state election.
Mustafa expressed confidence that having a contest "will not destroy unity in the party."
He however said if the general election was called in June, the party may be forced to postpone the annual assembly planned in the same month.
Mustafa also reminded party branches to submit their nomination for the party's top posts by May 15.
179 PAS branches nationwide have already started their meetings to nominate their candidates. However, the total nomination will not be devulged until all branches concluded their meetings.
Mustafa said the gag applied even to party-owned media.
"Even I do not have access to the total nomination, andHarakahandHarakahdailycannot reveal the total nomination, he added.
! All posts open
Mustafa reiterated that every post in the party was open for contest as long as a nominee has two nominations.
The party's central election director, Abdul Halim Abdul Rahman, has been tasked to head the party election committee.
The PAS Muktamar, the Islamic party's biggest official assembly, is scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 June at its training centre in Taman Melewar, Gombak.
Its Youth and Muslimat wings will meet on June 2.- Harakahdaily
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