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MCA's seminar on hudud kicks off

The Star/ANN | Monday, Jun 2, 2014

Making a stand: Wanita MCA leaders and seminar participants holding banners and signs against hudud in Klang.

KLANG- The first leg of MCA's seminar on hudud took off here with dozens of residents attending the Chinese language session to learn about the Islamic law.

Organised by the party's women wing, the event is part of a package of 26 seminars scheduled to be held nationwide.

Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie said the seminar was aimed at providing more information about hudud to the people.

"The seminar is to give people an understanding of hudud, its implications and impact," Heng told a press conference before the start of the event yesterday.

The seminar, entitled What Do You Know About Hudud Law?, will be conducted in Mandarin, English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Heng said the seminar would help the public to understand hudud and help them decide whether they agreed with its implementation.

"Some people think that it does not concern non-Muslims or is confined in one state, so we decided to organise this seminar to provide the necessary information," she said.

Heng said speakers at the seminar included law experts and members of non-governmental organisations.

"We will also be inviting members of the Bar Council to participate," she said.

She also invited top PAS, DAP and PKR leaders and elected representatives to attend the seminar.

"We would like to invite PAS pre­sident Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to participate in the seminar so that he can explain why we need hudud and take questions from the floor," she said.

On another matter, Heng said Barisan Nasional's win in Teluk Intan indicated the return of Chinese votes to the ruling coalition.

"We are grateful for the support but are not taking anything for granted," said Heng.

She said the win was also a clear message, to not only PAS, but to anyone who wanted to push for the implementation of hudud.

"One vote for the DAP means one vote for PAS and hudud," said Heng.

She also advised the DAP to take note of the "people's message", adding: "Don't take the people's votes for granted."

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