PAS invites Umno, muftis to hudud forum

(Bernama) — After its proposal to implement hudud was rejected by the opposition coalition partners, PAS has invited Umno and muftis to a forum on the Islamic laws.

PAS information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the forum could create awareness and avoid confusion on hudud among the people.

“As hudud touches on Muslims directly and it is incumbent upon the government and Muslims to implement the Islamic laws,” he said in a statement posted on PAS portal today.

The Pakatan opposition yesterday announced that it would not implement hudud as called for by PAS as it is not in line with the common policies of the coalition, the Federal constitution and their Orange Book agenda.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was quoted as saying that the Pakatan leadership respected PAS stand on the issue but at the same time accepted the views of the DAP, which opposed hudud.

Tuan Ibrahim proposed that the hudud forum to be opened to public but no date was set.