Hu stands by his statements

(The Star) – A defiant National PAS Supporters Congress chairman Hu Pang Chaw is standing by his public statements, including those which criticised the top party leadership, over the hudud law controversy.

He said: “I feel what I have done is in accordance with the party constitution. I believe that I have not gone against any party policies.

“However, I welcome the move by the party to seek explanation from me because I will have a proper platform to tell my side of the story,” he said yesterday.

He was asked to comment on a press statement by PAS information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man that the party would seek an explanation on criticisms he made against the party leadership over the hudud issue.

Hu had made it known through the mainstream media and online news portals that he was objecting to hudud, saying that the law, if implemented, would alienate the Chinese votes from PAS.

His scathing remarks drew heavy fire from Kelantan PAS Youth chief Abdul Latif Abdul Rahman, who warned Hu not to vent his views to the press or threaten the Kelantan government.

Hu reiterated that bread and butter issues and the well-being of the people in Kelantan should be tackled first.