Umno using hudud to break up Pakatan, say PAS insiders


(TMI) – PAS insiders are blaming Umno for incessantly goading the Islamist party to try to implement the Shariah capital punishment or hudud laws, leading to an open spat with its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) allies now.

Former Kelantan exco member and PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa told The Malaysian Insider that he believed Umno was trying to break up the PR alliance with the issue, which cropped up in 1990 and in 2001.

“They are determined to get us to fight with DAP. A break-up will naturally benefit Umno as both of us are Muslim parties,” he said, without wanting to be drawn further on the consequences of PAS leaving Pakatan.

Husam said he did not think the private member’s bill planned for Parliament would go far as Umno had yet to make a stand on the matter.

“To me, the biggest issue here before we go further is to know what is Najib’s stand. Will BN support this private bill? If yes, then we can discuss. If not, it is clear that they are just playing with PAS to serve their agenda.”

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