Perkasa wants MCA to retract hudud ‘slur’ or face polls wrath

(The Malaysian Insider) – Perkasa will “teach MCA a lesson” in the general election if the party does not retract its remarks on hudud, Syed Hassan Syed Ali has said.

The Perkasa secretary-general charged that MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek was rude and clueless about hudud when he claimed that implementing it would bring about destruction of the country’s economy.

Dr Chua (picture) had predicted investors would flee Malaysia if hudud was made federal law because hudud was not fair to all, in particular women, and also prescribed cruel punishments for crimes contrary to international convention.

In response, Syed Hassan said Umno needed to advise the MCA president to “watch his mouth.”

“Soi Lek also said it is hard to attract investors because of Malaysia’s poor human rights records and of cruel punishments, this will also make investors flee,” the Perkasa leader said in a statement.