Kelantan Mentri Besar dan Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has made it clear, once again, that Hudud will be implemented in Kelantan.
Speaking at PAS’ 60th anniversary celebrations in Kepala Batas last Saturday, Nik Aziz reiterated his stand and expressed confidence that if Pakatan Rakyat takes over the Federal government, they would amend the Federal Constitution to enable the implementation of Hudud in all states.
In the same breath, Nik Aziz said the Islamic syariah (criminal) law would not be applicable for non-Muslims.
PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang echoed his spiritual leader, stressing that PAS would continue to champion Hudud despite the overwhelming objection from within Pakatan Rakyat.
Pakatan Rakyat leaders failed to reach a consensus or spell out a clear solution during their meeting (last Wednesday) on Hudud in Kelantan, as insisted by Nik Aziz.
While DAP, in particular its chairman Karpal Singh, stands firm in rejecting Hudud in any part of Malaysia as ‘Hudud was against the Constitution, there has been no clear stand on the issue from the other partner, PKR.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who spoke after the contentious meeting on Wednesday merely stated that all three parties would abide by the Constitution and their common framework as spelt out in Buku Jingga.
The next day, Nik Aziz thanked both PKR and DAP for respecting PAS’ ideology and reiterated that Hudud will be implemented in Kelantan and that the non-Muslims would not be subjected to the harsh punishment under the Syariah criminal law.
Except for Karpal who in unwavering in his objection against any form of Hudud anywhere in Malaysia, the rest of the DAP and PKR leaders seem to be either silent or are busy trying to sidestep the issue by conveniently blaming Barisan Nasional for their dilemma.
I have a few straightforward questions for PAS, PKR, DAP and their leaders.
You guys could chose to answer these questions as Pakatan Rakyat or as individual party leaders but please, please don’t confuse us with your answers.
I’m sure you guys still remember how to talk straight, free from your usual spinning-the-gasing style rite?
1. What is your stand on the implementation of Hudud in this
2. Will Hudud be implemented in Kelantan?
3. Why is it that you guys keep sending starkly different signals on
a daily basis?
4. If Hudud is clearly against our constitution, why even talk about
it in the first place?
5. Would you guys amend the constitution to pave way for Hudud if
PR takes control of the federal government? Just tell us whether
it is a YES or NO.
6. If the answer to Q No: 5 is a solid YES, why don’t you guys say it
out aloud so the voters could make a choice?
7. If the answer to Q No: 5 is truthfully a NO, why don’t you guys
say exactly that and stop all this confusing double-talk ?
8. Could you guys please decide on who has the final say (within
PR) about this contentious matter and not allow Nik Aziz to drag
us in and out of his turban?
9. Once again, please give us a straight answer lah okay? Just say
Yes or No.
I really don’t know how to explain this Hudud drama to my 18 year old boy who thinks you PR politicians are idiots who can’t solve a simple matter. I can’t blame my boy rite?