Hornbill Unleashed

November 26, 2016

Sarawak BN MP denies betraying non-Muslims over Hadi’s Bill

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang tabled a tweak of his private member's Bill to amend Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 yesterday but deferred it to the next Dewan Rakyat meeting next year. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaSarawak federal lawmaker Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing asserted that he has not “betrayed” non-Muslims by refusing to condemn a controversial move to strengthen the Islamic courts’ punitive powers.

The Bintulu MP who is also president of the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party, a component of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), asserted that he was merely telling others to consider PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s proposal to amend the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

“All parties should carefully and rationally view this private Bill aimed to increase the punishment imposed in Syariah Court, it has nothing to do with implementation of Hudud law,” he was quoted by The Borneo Post today as saying in a statement.

He said his party did not join in the condemnation of the Bill because Abdul Hadi had only “expressed a wish” to amend the Shariah courts powers, adding that party leaders did not believe in judging his Bill prematurely.

“We must also respect the will of the Muslims if what are proposed in the amendment of the Syariah Act do not affect non-Muslims.

“I stress that I have not betrayed any religion and ignore the interests of non-Muslims,” he added.

Abdul Hadi tabled a tweak of his private member’s Bill to amend Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 yesterday. However, he deferred it to the next Dewan Rakyat meeting next year.

The amended version of Hadi’s Bill seeks to increase the Shariah punishment ceiling to 30 years’ prison, RM100,000 fine and 100 lashes of the cane.

Tiong reportedly said the stiffer punishments could help Muslims observe the law better.

Unlike Tiong, the leaders of several other BN component parties namely MCA, Gerakan and MIC remain critical of the PAS president’s Bill and have promised to resign their government positions if the proposal is passed.

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has said that state lawmakers have been told not to vote for the Bill when the time comes.

Source : The Malay Mail Online



  1. Perhaps those non muslim in tiong mosquito party should think rationaly about thier leader ‘s direction on this issue. Tiong is clearly leaning towards PAS in this issue. Maybe Hadi has his hands on tiong balls?

    Comment by Brian — November 26, 2016 @ 10:01 PM | Reply

  2. Besides malaiyu controlled ANJINGs, how many NONs are giving thumbs up to this Twin heads ular…?

    Comment by tiuniamah — November 26, 2016 @ 2:44 PM | Reply

  3. Najib and Hadi are planning a grand scheme for the survival of both Najib, Hadi and their respective party. Mosquitoes party like PDP and Tiong King Sing are ever willing to betray Sarawak and Sarawakians for his own survival within the Umno Baru controlled BN. Tiong King Sing cannot fool Sarawakians with his hidden political agenda. Without Najib, Tiong King Sing would be in jail today for allegedly implicated in the multi million corruption involving PKFZ project. Who is Tiong King Sing trying to bluff by urging Sarawakians and Sarawak MPs to be rational and accomodative on Hadi ‘s private motion to amend and empower the existing shariah law.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — November 26, 2016 @ 1:07 PM | Reply

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