Guan Eng continues barbs against Abdul Hadi and PAS


(The Sun Daily) – DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng slammed PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang for breaking his promises to Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

In a press statement today, Lim said Abdul Hadi’s unilateral decision to table a private bill to allow hudud implementation in the current Parliament, once again is a further act of treachery by PAS in breaching the PR consensus agreed to, by him personally during the PR Leadership Council meeting on 8 February 2015, which was the final PR meeting chaired by the de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim before he was imprisoned on 10 February, at the PAS headquarters.

“However, Abdul Hadi had served a notice to Parliament on March 18, to implement hudud on Muslims in Kelantan by amending Act 355, which is the Syariah court’s (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

“The hudud laws in Kelantan was only passed unanimously by the Kelantan State Assembly on 19 March 2015. By serving notice even before the bill was passed shows that Abdul Hadi has broken his promise made in meeting, that any attempt to move a private member’s bill would be first discussed by the PR leadership council,” he said.

Lim, who is also Penang chief minister, said the issue facing the PR Leadership Council is no longer just PAS’ stubborn insistence to trust and co-operate with Umno to implement hudud laws but also their President’s utter contempt for PR by repeatedly breaking his own promises to PR issued personally.

However, he said the serial acts of treachery by the PAS’ top leader was unacceptable and was a deliberate act of provocation to break up PR, or threaten DAP and PKR to either submit to PAS or face a break-up of PR.

“Such an approach by Abdul Hadi of either it is my way or the highway, violates the consensus approach adopted by PR towards a healthy democratic and functional coalition.

Lim added non-Muslim and moderate Muslim voters, who supported PAS in the last general elections, were also angered by such betrayal.

He said DAP firmly opposed the implementation of hudud laws not because it was Islamic, but because hudud was unconstitutional and contrary to our Federal Constitution, adding that it was reflected by the Merdeka Center’s survey amongst Malays in April 2014 where 58% of Malay respondents thought that the country was not ready for hudud implementation, and the recent survey of Malay respondents where 81% Malays prefer to support for flood rescues and repairs over hudud laws.

Lim also agreed with former MCA President Tan Sri Dr Chua Soi Lek who had commented in news portal, Malaysiakini, that MCA should not issue statements to attack DAP when Umno had also supported the hudud laws.