Gerakan Says No to Hudud

(Bernama) – Gerakan will oppose any attempt to implement hudud or any other theocratic law as it goes against the basic structure of the federation and constitution, said its deputy president Datuk Chang Ko Youn.

“We’re a country with a Muslim majority but with a significant non-Muslim minority. The basic structure of our constitution preserves this diversity, and that’s why our punitive laws are secular and applies to everyone. We can’t have different sets of laws for each section of society,” he said in a statement issued here today.

It was reported that opposition Pakatan Rakyat members were at loggerheads with regard to the implementation of hudud law. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had said that Malaysia was not ready for hudud law as it was a multiracial and multiracial country.