PAS Youth holds protest outside Wisma MCA

Protest note: Tan (left) receiving the memorandum from Khairul (third from left) at Wisma MCA. Looking on are PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akhin (second from right) and PAS information chief Idris Ahmad (second from left).

(The Star) – A group of PAS Youth members held a protest outside Wisma MCA to demand an apology from party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek over his statement on hudud.

PAS Youth secretary Khairul Faizi Ahmad Kamil claimed that Dr Chua had “gone overboard” by saying that 1.2 million people would be jobless if hudud were to be implemented in the country.

“He also stated last week that eight of 11 countries that implemented hudud were known to be corrupt, unstable and unsafe. This statement has hurt the sensitivities and beliefs of Muslims in the country and is highly inappropriate,” he said after submitting a memorandum demanding an apology, which was received by MCA Youth secretariat officer Leonard Tan Soon Huat.

The memorandum also urged Dr Chua to respond or publicly apologise within a week, failing which PAS Youth would seek an audience with the King.

Tan told reporters later that he would submit the memorandum to the MCA central committee for the next course of action.