Mahfodz touts party’s success in ruling Kelantan

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KUALA LUMPUR — Kelantan’s RM566 million revenue last year is evidence the the Islamic governance championed by PAS remains effective, the party’s Dewan Ulama chief Datuk Mahfodz Mohamed said.

He said the figure was an increase from 2017, but could not specify the quantum.

“PAS walks the talk. The Kelantan government succeeded in raising revenue to RM566 million in 2017 compared to 2016,” Mahfodz said at the opening of the ulama convention of the PAS muktamar telecast “live” over social media from Kuala Terengganu.

“This is proof of PAS’ success in administering a state government,” he declared.

Mahfodz also pointed out that no PAS leader in Kelantan has ever been investigated for corruption over the course of its 27-year administration of the state.

“Zero corruption. Our leaders are free from any Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission probes,” he said.

“Now that PAS has taken over Terengganu, we’ve kept most of our electoral promises, too. This is the true PAS administration model.”

Mahfodz also said the Kelantan and Terengganu state governments must strive to do well and continue to publicise their success since the PAS-led states are under constant scrutiny.

“We must elevate Kelantan and Terengganu to become exemplary states to the rest,” he said.

“We know people are looking at us — analysts, the public, even the world. We must let them know how religious governance works.

“Our success stories must be shared and made viral so that people know that we do it better.”

Among those present at the event was Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.