Stop making hudud statements, Boo tells PAS

(The Star) – PAS deputy spiritual leader Datuk Dr Haron Din should not have made statements on behalf of the DAP and Pakatan Rakyat on the issue of hudud implementation, said Johor DAP chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau.

Such statements, he said, would only lead to backlash from the public and Pakatan members.

He said Dr Haron should have instead consulted DAP chairman Karpal Singh, adviser Lim Kit Siang or secretary-general Lim Guan Eng before making such comments, adding that as a senior leader in PAS, he should have been more tactful.

“He is entitled to his own views and has the right to do so but he needs to take into consideration the effect his words will have,” he told reporters here yesterday.

Dr Haron was quoted as saying in Arau on Tuesday that hudud would be implemented if Pakatan took over the federal government even if its Pakatan partner DAP opposed the move. He had also said the DAP would accept hudud because of its willingness to contest under the PAS symbol.

Dr Boo said the comments by Dr Haron did not represent the views of the DAP. “All three parties under Pakatan have a common platform and manifesto, which were agreed upon, and Dr Haron must respect that.”