PAS says there is no question of implementing hudud as it is not included in Pakatan's "Orange Book" or Common Policy Framework.
Anisah Shukry, FMT
Pakatan Rakyat leaders today said they would not implement hudud in the country should they take over Putrajaya in the next general election.
“We have solved this issue last year, and we are sticking to the common policy included in the Buku Jingga,” PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali said at a press conference here.
Hudud, he said, was not included in the Buku Jingga or “Orange Book”, which is a document of Pakatan’s policies known as the Common Policy Framework.
“In the case of Kelantan, their enactment existed before Pakatan Rakyat did. Even then, they are setting up a committee to oversee its implementation,” Mustafa said after attending Pakatan’s secretariat meeting at PKR’s headquarters.
“On the other hand, there are no such plans to implement Hudud in Kedah,” he pointed out.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh had earlier said that any attempt by PAS to espouse hudud in the country would reflect poorly on the decisions made by the last PAS Muktamar – shifting its agenda for an Islamic state to a more inclusive “welfare state”.
Terengganu PAS Youth chief Mohd Nor Hamzah had, in turn, called for the senior politician’s retirement, claiming that the latter’s “outdated views” had become a liability to Pakatan Rakyat.
The ruling coalition played this up and said Pakatan’s split on hudud was irreconcilable and warned the electorate against voting in a pact that would rather sweep its problems under the carpet than solve it.