(Bernama) -- PAS leaders and party members need to accept the fact that their ally in the opposition coalition, DAP, has never recognised Malaysia as a Muslim country.
Umno Information Chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said the DAP will also not allow PAS to implement hudud laws should the coalition take over the country's administration.
DAP leaders Karpal Singh and Lim Kit Siang, during their debate in Parliament, emphasised that Malaysia was a secular country with a multi-racial population although former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the Parliament sitting that Malaysia was a Muslim country, said Ahmad.
He was met by reporters after presenting phase two of the payment of the "windfall" to 935 wives of Felda Lakum and Bukit Damar settlers, here.
Commenting further, Ahmad who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said the hudud and Muslim country issue will continue to become sources of disputes in the opposition coalition.
"PAS leaders need to maintain their efforts to implement the hudud so they don't lose their supporters, and this also goes for DAP which has rejected the law," he added.