Over 1,500 sign up for MCA’s anti-hudud campaign in Sungei Petani


(The Star) – Over 1,300 people took part in MCA’s nationwide signature campaign to oppose the implementation of hudud in Kelantan.

MCA Youth chief Chong Sin Woon said the party was not against Islam but the implementation of PAS’ hudud law.

“It is stated in our Constitution that Malaysia is a secular country and if we implement this law, it will go against our Constitution,” he said at the event held at Taman Petani Jaya Econsave’s carpark on Thursday night with the participants shouting Hidup Malaysia and Tolak Hudud.

He said the move to implement hudud was political in nature.

“It is done to make the Umno MPs look bad because if they go against hudud, it could be twisted to show that they are against the religion,” said Chong, who also urged Umno to make known their stand on the issue to curb speculations.

“It will be much clearer if Umno comes out and state its stand on this issue,” he said.

Among those who attended the campaign was Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow.

MCA launched the campaign last month with the aim of collect one million signatures.

Kedah MCA Youth chief Tan Chi Heong criticised the DAP over information alleging that the signature campaign was anti-Islam.

Tan said the campaign collected more than 1,500 signatures that evening.