PAS can’t implement hudud laws on its own: Zaid

(The Star) – KOTA BARU: PAS will never realise its dreams of implementing hudud laws because it does not have enough seats to do so on its own, said PKR strategic coordinator Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

PAS, he said, would need cooperation from other opposition parties before it could implement the Islamic law, but PKR and DAP did not share similar aspirations.

However, Zaid, who is also the Federal Territory PKR chairman, said everything was possible if the opposition alliance managed to wrest power from Barisan Nasional.

If that happened, he said, Pakatan Rakyat member parties could come up with a reasonable compromise on the matter.

“This matter has to be thrashed out to find an amicable solution. But in the end, it is the people who would decide what sort of system they would want the Government to adopt.

“As far as I am concerned, the Federal Constitution is very important to decide on the political landscape,” Zaid told reporters Thursday after handing RM200 to 150 poor people in Pengkalan Chepa, here.

Pakatan, he said, has to control the Government before it could even think of changing the Federal Constitution, and even then it would not be easy.

“What am trying to emphasise is that Pakatan has to win in the next general election first and we will take it from there,” he added.