Gag order on Pakatan leaders

Top brass goes into damage control over the hudud controversy.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Pakatan Rakyat top brass today placed a gag order on all its leaders from issuing further statements regarding the hudud controversy.

The order will be in force until top Pakatan leaders, including PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and DAP national chairman, Karpal Singh, meet to discuss the matter on Wednesday.

“Many people, including Muslims themselves, don’t understand (the matter),” PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali said at a press conference today.

“Statements have been issued by numerous people and we don’t blame them. Hudud is a sensitive matter that can be easily misinterpreted,” he said.

He was flanked by PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution and DAP representative Anthony Loke.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is currently overseas on an official visit as Penang Chief Minister.

Mustafa said that even if Pakatan remained silent, Umno-BN will continue to exploit this matter to cause disagreement among the three parties in the opposition coalition.