Putrajaya appoints PAS’ Hadi Awang as ‘minister-level’ special envoy to Middle East

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Putrajaya has appointed Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as the prime minister’s special envoy to the Middle East. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 ― The Prime Minister’s Office announced today that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has been appointed as the prime minister’s special envoy to the Middle East.

In a brief statement, it said that the post holds the same level as a minister.

The president of the Islamist party and Marang MP was conspicuously absent in Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Cabinet.

He later said then he did not wish to take up a Cabinet post as he wishes to lead his party to monitor the conduct of the federal government, especially party members who were appointed ministers and deputies.

In a separate Facebook post today, Hadi thanked Muhyiddin for trusting him with the post.

“God willing, I will use some experience I have to help the Malaysian government to lead the agenda of the ‘ummah’ unity and world peace,” he said, using the Arabic term that usually refers to the Muslim community.

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