Is Rafizi saying PKR non-committal on RUU355?

By Ahmad Ali Karim, Tanjak

The amendment of RUU355 proposed by PAS president Hadi Awang has been vocally criticized not only by leaders of DAP and PKR but also by the opposition’s Malay parties, PAN and PPBM.

RUU355 is a shorthand referring to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 proposed amendments.

Most of the anti-355 criticisms are peppered with wild accusations intended to divide the people, and especially to get the non-Muslims against it.

Many argued that the amendments will lead to inequality due to the two-courts system for the Muslims as well as other fictional reasons that they are able to fabricate to achieve their divisive agenda.

Some even said that RUU355 is equivalent to Hudud Bill and more ludicrously that it will affect non-Muslims as well.

Meanwhile there are others – including Tun Mahathir Mohamad – who maintain that the law, if passed, will discriminate against the Muslim. This is because hudud punishment will allow the court to chop off the hand of a Muslim thief whereas the non-Muslim thief will only be sent to jail.

It is hard to imagine how the hunger for political power has caused some Malays to join others in debasing and humiliating Islam.

Delusional to insist M’sia is secular

The most popular reason given by detractors of RUU355 is that Malaysia is a secular country and therefore the implementation of syariah law is unconstitutional.

These delusional people are clueless about the laws of the country and are constitutionally illiterate for them to actually believe their own lies.

I have answered some of the above false accusations in my own previous blog posts; for me those accusations were deliberately concocted to confuse the people, especially RUU355’s Muslim supporters in order for these opposition politicians to gain support for their agendas.

One of them, Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, last week released the result of his latest ‘research’ purportedly showing 70 percent of Malay voters know nothing about Act 355.

The survey was conducted by Invoke Centre For Policy Initiative (I-CPI) and polled 43,030 Malay respondents.

On Friday (March 23), Free Malaysia Today ran with the sensational story, ‘Survey: 70% Malay voters do not know about shariah bill’. FMT‘s twisted headline alone is enough to attract the much craved attention.