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Guan Eng: DAP never agreed to PAS' hudud move

The Star/ANN | Monday, Apr 28, 2014

Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

GEORGE TOWN - The DAP has never agreed to PAS' move to implement hudud on Muslims in Kelantan, before or after Pakatan Rakyat was established in 2008, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said.

Thus, he said DAP was surprised by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's claim that the Pakatan leadership council had agreed to PAS' intention to have hudud.

"This is the first time that I have heard that DAP has agreed to PAS' implementation of hudud law on Muslims in Kelantan.

"DAP's top leadership, whether Lim Kit Siang or the late Karpal Singh, would never have agreed to it because it is unconstitutional," he said in a statement yesterday.

He said Abdul Hadi, if he had been correctly quoted on this matter, should show proof to back his claim because DAP had never agreed to the implementation of hudud in Kelantan "before or after Pakatan was established in 2008."

"Abdul Hadi has made an unfortunate mistake and a wrong statement," he said.

DAP national legal bureau chairman Gobind Singh Deo said Abdul Hadi should not attempt to twist the truth in claiming that the Pakatan leadership had agreed to the matter.

If such reports quoting Abdul Hadi were inaccurate, he said the PAS leader should then correct them.

"If it is true, then perhaps PAS should seriously reconsider the relevance of its continued existence in Pakatan Rakyat."

The DAP, Gobind said, had always made it clear that it was totally against hudud as it was unconstitutional and unsuitable in a multiracial country.

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