Soi Lek challenges PR to put hudud in common policy platform

By Yow Hong Chieh, The Malaysian Insider

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today dared Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to include hudud in its Common Policy Framework. 

He said the opposition pact should not hide its intention to enact the Islamic criminal law once in power so voters can make an informed choice on polling day. 

“Put it in the manifesto. Lay all your cards on the table so the people can decide. 

“Then if the people vote Pakatan Rakyat knowing full well they will implement hudud, we will respect that,” Dr Chua said. 

He was speaking at the opening of the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research’s (Insap) forum on hudud at the MCA headquarters here. 

Dr Chua also criticised non-Muslim opposition leaders for not speaking out against PAS’s plan to enact hudud at a federal level once PR seizes Putrajaya from Barisan Nasional (BN). 

He singled out DAP for trying to “delude” the public into thinking the Islamic law would not be introduced due to lack of parliamentary support. 

This was because Muslim MPs from both sides of the political divide would face “tremendous pressure” to support any hudud Bill tabled in Parliament, he said. 

“So hudud is a possibility in this country. Do not dismiss it…