Remember Penang when PAS left Pakatan? Those ulama wanted to shamelessly cling on to state government appointments. Malulah.
And that was why Hadi Awang opposed local elections in Penang (of mainly urban areas). He knew no one would have voted for PAS.
Appointments by the state government was guaranteed. Being voted was also guaranteed but with zero outcome for PAS wakakaka.
Likewise now in Selangor. They are already out of Pakatan but sluttishly hang on to Azmin's ding-a-ling. Azmin syiok juga so both parties' hands are ... er ... well .. whacking each other ler, wakakaka.
By staying in government PAS has 2 aims, which are (i) to hang on to the state gravy train and (ii) to control through the exco and state appointments the mosques and kampung penghulus (all in preparation for the next election).
Azmin Ali is complicit in allowing PAS to do so.