DAP seeks BN help to derail hudud

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Only 25 more MPs are needed to reject the private member’s bill on hudud in Kelantan

(FMT) – DAP will seek the support of non-Muslim MPs from Barisan National to oppose the private member’s bill to implement hudud in Kelantan, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said today.

Lim told reporters that they only need 25 more MPs to reject the bill as Gerakan, MCA and MIC had agreed to reject Hudud law in Kelantan.

“DAP has 38 MPs, MCA seven, Gerakan one and MIC four.

“In total, we have 50 MPs now and to deny the bill we need at least one-third of the majority in parliament. All we need is 25 more MPs from Barisan Nasional,” he said.

He added that they would soon talk to the non-Muslim BN MPs to reject the implementation of hudud in Kelantan.

“We live in a secular state. Let’s not deny that,” he said.

“That is why we need to explain to the non-Muslim BN MPs about this and we hope to get their support to vote against the bill in the parliament.

“We will do it as soon as possible,” he added.

Two days ago, Ketereh MP Annuar Musa vowed that he would get all the Umno MPs in Kelantan to agree on hudud.

Sinar Harian reported that Annuar had already discussed the matter with most of the Umno MPs and said they were for hudud in Kelantan.

“In Pakatan Rakyat we are able to express own views unlike in Umno,” said Lim.

Kelantan Menteri Besar Ahmad Yakob is planning for a private member’s Bill to be presented in parliament in June through one of PAS’ MPs to allow for the state to implement hudud.

Ahmad had said that Kelantan was prepared to implement hudud next year. The state had passed the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Court Enactment in 1993.