Wednesday, December 24, 2008

News on Hudud, Pas and Pakatan.

  • PAS to push for hudud laws
KOTA BARU: - Malaysia's opposition was put on the defensive yesterday after a top PAS official said the party would push to implement Islamic criminal laws if the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance takes power in the country.

The remarks by Datuk Husam Musa, vice-president of Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) is likely to be a hot issue in the crucial by-election in Terengganu just weeks away.

His comments also raised afresh Internet debate on the long-cherished plan by PAS to implement the hudud laws in Malaysia.

While Mr Husam did not say what he meant by implementing hudud, the Islamic criminal laws are understood to mean they will have provisions to chop off the hands of thieves and stone adulterers.

Mr Husam spoke about the PAS plans for hudud law in a debate last Saturday evening in Kelantan's capital, with Umno Youth's deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin. PAS to push for hudud laws Straits Times

  • Anwar Should Speak On Issue Of Hudud Laws, Says Karpal
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 (Bernama) -- PKR, through its de facto leader, should speak on the issue of Pas' intention to introduce hudud laws (Islamic penal code) in the country, said DAP chairman Karpal Singh.

He said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim cannot afford to remain silent in the face of Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat's stated aim of introducing hudud laws in the country. Anwar Should Speak On Issue Of Hudud Laws, Says Karpal Bernama

  • A thorn in Pakatan's side.
PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa, the man behind the current controversy, said PAS would not give up on hudud which he said, was God’s law. A thorn in Pakatan’s side
Malaysia Today