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April 22, 2014

‘Hudud Bill will not see the light of day’

Filed under: Human rights,Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 6:01 AM
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Tian ChuaG Vinod, Ng Suzhen and K Pragalath

PKR leader Tian Chua is confident that BN will be the stumbling block in parliament for PAS to table its Hudud Bill.

There is no way for the private member’s bill on hudud to be debated at the parliament, said PKR vice president Tian Chua confidently.

In an interview with FMT, Tian Chua said that the Barisan Nasional-dominated parliament will not allow the bill to be presented in the August house.

“I can say this with conviction,” he said.

Recently Kelantan Menteri Besar Ahmad Yaakob said that the state government would table a private member’s bill through a PAS MP to implement hudud in the state.

In support, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom, who is in charge of Islamic affairs, said that the government would not oppose the bill from being debated.

However, the move received brickbats from MCA and DAP as both parties reiterated that Malaysia was founded on secular laws instead of Syariah.

Calling it a political ploy, Tian Chua, who is also Batu MP, said that the hudud game was being played by Umno in order to cover up for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s failure to implement structural and economic reforms in the country.

“So the government’s way to resolve this is to use their time tested painkiller, play up the race and religion card,” he said.

Asked on the possibility of Umno allowing the bill to be debated as to attract Muslim voters, Tian Chua insisted that that bill would not see the light of the day.

He cited an example during the last parliamentary sitting when Pakatan MPs attempted to push for motion to discuss the integrity of the judiciary.

“We had 63 MPs who signed for the motion, which by parliamentary order should have been debated.

“Instead, it was rejected by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker. Remember that parliament is the only avenue we can bring up matters pertaining to the judiciary,” said Tian Chua.

While Umno has indicated that it would support PAS’ private member’s bill, the non-Muslim parties in the BN coalition had stated that they would oppose the bill if it was tabled in parliament.

PKR meanwhile has not officially stated its stand on the matter. When Tian Chua was asked about his party’s stand, he remained coy on the issue.

Umno’s game plan

Meanwhile Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad believes that Umno pushed for the Hudud Bill in parliament so that PAS would end up quarreling with its Pakatan Rakyat coalition partners – PKR and DAP.

“I find it difficult that they are pushing for it because Umno did not allow for the hudud to be implemented in Terengganu and yet here a minister (Prime Minister’s Department’s Jamil Khir Baharom) and Ketereh MP Annuar Musa are supporting it,” said the second term PAS lawmaker.

Terengganu’s hudud enactment known as Syariah Criminal Law (Hudud and Qisas) Enactment 2003 was passed during PAS administration of the state from 1999 to 2004.

Since then BN has taken over the state but has not implemented the enactment or tabled it in parliament.

“It is possible that they are for it to create conflict among Pakatan members,” he added.

Khalid also acknowledged that Umno was playing up the issue so that Pakatan would break up.  “We all know their game plan,” he said.

In the event that Umno does not allow the bill from being tabled, that would mean Jamil and Annuar had gone against Umno’s wishes, added Khalid.


  1. I am not so sure. With UMNO support, the Hudud private Bill can go through. Then one thing is for sure. To repay compliments, PAS will then support UMNO’s tabling of Hudud in all BN-controlled states so Kelantan and all States except Penang and Selangor will have Hudud law. This is how the tyranny of the majority will work, and Malaysians might as well get ready for the future, when the only thing that decides whether a Law is passed is not the pros and cons in the debate, but whether the proponents form the majority. In fact there is also no need for debate in future.

    When science makes it possible to make a person die for a period of time rather than forever, the males in Parliament would table to sentence all women in Malaysia to death for five years. Since there are more men than women in Parliament, the motion would be carried. Majority ma.


    Comment by Pohchee Kay — April 24, 2014 @ 12:06 AM | Reply

  2. Today religions are nothing more than to enslave and the subjugating the masses with their absurdity dogmas. Religions failed to deliver their promises of peace and harmony instead causing rifts and divisions to humanity. They contributed to crisis of hatred,war and bloodshed. Our egocentric leaders failed to deliver the promises of individual freedom but only to infringe the right of others. They do not understand democracy.the tolerance of individual diversity including the freedom of conscience and belief. My only hope is that Malaysians will stand up and demand the principles of fairness and justice should be applied to all citizens of Malaysia. The British did not give us independence to allow orang Malaya to subjugate Sarawak with their official religious belief.

    Comment by loyarburok — April 23, 2014 @ 10:57 AM | Reply

  3. Religion has always been misused to coerce and influence people
    Leaders have used religion as an excuse and justification to hold power
    The bottom line is that … sooner or later people find out it DOES NOT ENSURE
    THEIR ECONOMIC WELL BEING…..Only that of the religious leaders
    and they come around to accept that affairs of state and business must be kept separate from affairs of religion
    this is called secularism
    the West experimented with religion and communism for centuries at great cost to life and liberties
    and have come to their present level of realisation … that secularism is the best alternative
    I wonder if Malaysians will enter the learning curve and incur the same price before getting to that level.

    Comment by Tango — April 22, 2014 @ 2:53 PM | Reply

  4. Get it through your thick head. Beardies are on a mission from Allah to purge infidelity and impose Allah’s supreme and perfect law on the whole world. One purified world under Allah, get it? That means overthrowing man-made national governments and eradicating man-made national borders, get it? Their motivation is to annex Malaysia to some fantasy Islamic global kilafah, so why would they want to advance any nation?

    Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — April 22, 2014 @ 11:33 AM | Reply

  5. This is the problem with both politicians from the political divide. Why waste time so much on Hudud? We, malaysians, have elected you people to see to it that the social and well-being of all malaysians to be safeguarded and improved for betterment. Develop the country in all aspects first instead of politicing Hudud. What’s happening now? We are heading toward a PARIAH State, aren’t we? Soon, we’ll be suffering from economic turmoil looking at the way umno/bn regime rules this country. Coming to Hudud, is it really a game plan between umno and pas? Is the Federal Constitution as the supreme law of the land not worth at all to be abided? I haven’t seen any Islamic country that rules based on Hudud laws as yet advancing into a developed nation. The reality is that the said laws have been abused to sustain the powers of ruling elite and hence, the negative effect is civil war7 among muslims of different sects. Just look at what happen in the middle east and certain African countries. Malaysia is a secular state and let stay that way.

    Comment by Justice Lover — April 22, 2014 @ 8:36 AM | Reply

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