Monday, May 30, 2016

MCA : DAP should be held responsible over PAS’ hudud

The DAP should stop using hudud to gain political mileage and local support, said MCA publicity bureau chairman Senator Datuk Chai Kim Sen. 

In a statement Monday, he said the time was right for both sides of the political divide to stop the passing of the Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act that was tabled by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in Parliament recently. 

Chai also blamed DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke for “dismissing the hudud crisis as scare tactics”. 

“He (Loke) should apologise to the Chinese community if he is still conscientious, and also join MCA’s effort in opposing hudud enactments from being implemented in the country,” added Chai. 

He, however, said Loke chose to make use of this issue to “attack MCA and weaken the party”. 

“Does DAP wish to see hudud materialised and implemented in the country? 

“We cannot do anything if DAP chooses to wash its hands off and refuse to stand up against PAS’ hudud enactments. 

“But DAP should stop smearing and insulting MCA, as well as making false claims to weaken the political strengths of MCA and other Barisan Nasional component parties,” said Chai. 

He added that in the past, DAP had campaigned on behalf of PAS during the previous general election. 

He said it was only now that DAP wanted to stay out of the mess it created by severing ties with PAS. 

‘It is too late for DAP to curb PAS’ growing influence, and the party should be held responsible for the hudud crisis,” Chai added.

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