Sunday, April 27, 2014

PAS Bid To Implement Hudud Can Cause Religious Conflicts - Ku Li

Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah fears that a renewed bid by PAS to implement the hudud law in Kelantan can cause religious conflicts among the people of different races in the country.

He noted that since PAS raised the issue again, there had been protests from non-Muslims.

Nevertheless, PAS had expressly dismissed all views of its coalition partners in the Pakatan Rakyat, he said.

Tengku Razaleigh said it was a complex situation and needed to be referred to the country's constitution which underlines the strengths of the various races in the country.

"For us Malays and Umno, understanding the hudud law is not a problem," he said at the Local Young Professionals Gathering here Saturday.

Tengku Razaleigh, who is also Gua Musang Umno division chief, said Article 8 of the Constitution was a clear reference to the people of different races in the country, which should be adhered to so as not to create disunity that could affect national security.

The PAS-led Kelantan Government was earlier reported as planning to table a private Bill on Hudud law at the Dewan Rakyat to enforce the Syariah Criminal Code (II) Enactment 1993, no later than December.

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