DAP, PAS ‘agree to disagree’ on hudud issue

(The Star) – DAP and PAS have agreed to disagree on the hudud issue, following a high-level meeting between Pakatan Rakyat allies Monday.

“Hudud is not the common agenda of Pakatan Rakyat for the forthcoming general election,” DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said, adding it would not be a common policy even after the next general election.

He said “the meeting concluded with both DAP and PAS agreeing to disagree on the hudud law.”

It was the second such meeting held within a span of two weeks to end the deadlock.

Among the Pakatan top guns present at the meeting were Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Azmin Ali, Dr Mohd Nur Manuty, Mohamad Sabu, and Datuk Mustafa Ali.

Stressing that hudud was not part of Pakatan Rakyat’s policy, Lim said it was neither included in the Common Policy Framework nor in Buku Jungga.

Lim said the Pakatan government would only implement policies agreed upon by the three component parties.