‘Hudud Bill will not see the light of day’


PKR leader Tian Chua is confident that BN will be the stumbling block in parliament for PAS to table its Hudud Bill.

(Free Malaysia Today) – There is no way for the private member’s bill on hudud to be debated at the parliament, said PKR vice president Tian Chua confidently.

In an interview with FMT, Tian Chua said that the Barisan Nasional-dominated parliament will not allow the bill to be presented in the August house.

“I can say this with conviction,” he said.

Recently Kelantan Menteri Besar Ahmad Yaakob said that the state government would table a private member’s bill through a PAS MP to implement hudud in the state.

In support, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom, who is in charge of Islamic affairs, said that the government would not oppose the bill from being debated.

However, the move received brickbats from MCA and DAP as both parties reiterated that Malaysia was founded on secular laws instead of Syariah.

Calling it a political ploy, Tian Chua, who is also Batu MP, said that the hudud game was being played by Umno in order to cover up for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s failure to implement structural and economic reforms in the country.

“So the government’s way to resolve this is to use their time tested painkiller, play up the race and religion card,” he said.

Asked on the possibility of Umno allowing the bill to be debated as to attract Muslim voters, Tian Chua insisted that that bill would not see the light of the day.