Hudud has always been our aim, says PAS Youth head

(The Star) – The debate on hudud rages on with PAS saying it will not back down from its avowed declaration that the law has been and always will be part of its Islamic state agenda.

The party and its Pakatan Rakyat ally, the DAP, continue to be at loggerheads over the issue while Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has assured Malaysians that his government would not implement hudud laws in the country.

The Prime Minister said hudud law cannot be implemented as lawmakers had to take into consideration the environment and the reality of the day.

> PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi,objecting that the issue had been politicised,invited non-Muslims to learn about hudud laws at the party-run Kolej Universiti Islam Zulkifli Muhammad in Gombak, Selangor, where the law is being taught.

> DAP national chairman Karpal Singh, however,said his party had never accepted hudud or the idea of setting up an Islamic state and neither had Pakatan Rakyat made an official stand supporting it.