Monday, May 14, 2012

Hudud not part of common framework, Pakatan reiterates

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat has reiterated that the implementation of hudud is not part of its common framework, and that any decision made would be based on a consensus between PKR, PAS and DAP.
PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said they were still bound by the Federal Constitution, their Buku Jingga and the joint statement made last September.
The relationship between the three parties, he said was still solid although some were trying to portray it as otherwise.
"Our main focus is still on the economy. The Pakatan spirit and cooperation are still strong and not affected even in the slightest.
"All three parties are with Pakatan now and after the general election," he said after the Pakatan leadership council meeting here Monday.
Anwar also denounced claims that Pakatan would throw out the Federal Constitution should they take over and stressed that guarantees under the Federal Constitution would be maintained.
He was asked to comment on the recent reports on hudud which had raised questions to Pakatan's common stand on the matter.
PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang said they stood by the joint statement last September, the Buku Jingga and are firm on Pakatan's common policy.
"Islam and Malays have a right but at the same time we respect the difference in ideology in Pakatan. If we need to discuss anything, we can do it internally and not through the media," he said.
DAP leader Lim Kit Siang said Pakatan was committed to the spirit of the Federal Constitution which included upholding Islam as the official religion in the country while allowing other religions to practise freely.
"Hudud is not in Pakatan's common policy framework.
"We respect PAS views on hudud but our position is very clear that it is not in accordance with the Federal Constitution," he said, adding that any changes would be made following a consensus.

tunku : now suddenly hadi saying they stood by the joint statement last september and that means no hudud, so why lying and confusing people?

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