DAP says NO to hudud


(FMT) – PAS is facing resistance from their own ally in a bid to table a private member’s bill in Parliament seeking to introduce hudud in Kelantan.

Selangor DAP Deputy Chairman and parliamentarian Gobind Singh Deo said the party will resist any attempt by PAS MPs to table such a bill, in a statement today.

“We in DAP have said time and again that any move to introduce hudud would be unconstitutional.

“The Federal Court has in Che Omar Che Soh vs Penang ruled that Malaysia is governed by secular law. Clearly any move to introduce Islamic laws in this context would be unconstitutional and contrary to law,” Gobind said.

He added that the Islamic party should refer back to the joint statement made by Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) top leaders back in 2011 that they will not push for hudud to be implemented in the country.

“PAS should also be reminded that hudud is clearly not part of the PR agenda as announced in the ‘Kenyataan Bersama Majlis Pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat’ signed in 2011.

“We also maintain our position that hudud is unsuitable in Malaysia as ours is a multiracial and multi-religious country,” he stressed, adding that DAP Selangor unanimously and fully endorsed and supported this position in it’s meeting yesterday.

Gobind said that the stand taken by Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh also reflects DAP’s stand on the matter.