PAS division may boycott by-election

Abdul Rahim Sabri (Malaysiakini)
Although the Penanti by-election is around the corner, the Permatang Pauh PAS division has decided to freeze its election machinery instead of getting ready for the polls.
The Penanti state-seat falls under the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency.
Previously Permatang Pauh PAS had indicated that it wanted to contest in the by-election and its decision now to put its election machinery on a ‘rest-mode’ would surely prompt speculations that all is not well in Penanti.
However the division’s head Omar Hassan denied that it was boycotting the by-election which will be contested by PKR’s Mansor Othman.
pas pkr banner being placed 140208″This is not a boycott against PKR but instead to allow us to focus on strengthening the party in Permatang Pauh,” he told Malaysiakini.