Hornbill Unleashed

November 30, 2016

Baru insists Act 355 amendment is Hudud

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:03 AM

Image result for baru bianState PKR chairman Baru Bian maintains that the amendment of the Syariah Courts Act (Criminal Jurisdiction Act 1965) (Act 355) is introduction of Hudud law in essence no matter how it is called.

He said Sarawakian politicians should not just accept that the amendment of Act 355 was not Hudud just because Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said it was not.

“Whatever names you call it, it is Hudud in all forms and in essence. They are now trying to say that it is not Hudud to get the support from the component parties,” Baru told The Borneo Post yesterday.

The Ba Kelalan state assemblyman said state PKR’s stance remained the same and there was no wavering.

Baru was responding to Najib’s support to PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill in seeking to increase the power of the Syariah Court to mete out heavier punishment.

In the television interview, Najib said he would try to convince other BN component parties to also accept the Bill which he said would not affect non-Muslims.

The prime minister also admitted that the relationship between Umno and PAS had improved.

Baru held the view that the proposal to amend Act 355 has been both Umno’s and PAS’s political move to win over Muslim voters but the move also revealed the fact that both parties have been working hand in glove.

“Yes, they are working together and they are preparing to work as a team for 14th General Election,” said Baru.

Meanwhile, state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said Najib was stating the obvious when expressing support for Hadi’s Bill.

“Obviously, he (Najib) supports it or the Bill will never get mentioned or read out in the parliament,” said Chong who is Kota Sentosa assembly and Kuching MP.

Chong pointed out that Najib is the president of Barisan Nasional (BN) and he spoke on behalf of all BN component parties though their leaders had expressed objection to the Bill.

“This shows that non-Umno party members within BN are irrelevant when it comes to major policy making.  Component parties such as SUPP and PRS have objected vehemently but their objections amount to nothing when Umno sits with PAS,” said Chong.

He said state DAP made a clean cut with PAS instantly after knowing the fundamental differences between DAP and PAS.  State DAP which had stood by its principle severed ties with the party as a result.

Chong thus called on SUPP and PRS as well as peninsular based BN component parties such as MCA and MIC to leave BN since BN president Najib had taken the stance of supporting Act 355.

Source : The Borneo Post Online



  1. Najib is going for broke and he is now a very desperate and dangerous PM. Within Umno Baru there are senior members who wanted him to go too. To use SOSMA all Najib needs to do is hired a few dozen people to start a racial or religious riot. Sarawak and Sabah BN lawmakers must break rank with Umno Baru when Hadi ‘s private motion is debated and put to vote. Najib cannot tell East Malaysia lawmakers that Act 355 is a West Malaysia issue which will not affect Sarawak and Sabah.

    Comment by Mat Som — December 7, 2016 @ 12:34 AM | Reply

  2. PAS is an Islamic party whose leaders are unislamic. They are hell bent in ensuring the country is governed by Muslims which Malaysia is already governed by Muslims and all important post are held by Malay Muslims. Why are they still spreading lies about the Malays losing power but ignore blatant corruption and power abuse in Umno Baru controlled BN government and public institutions led by Umno Baru appointed Malay Muslims? There are many God fearing and highly qualified Malay Muslims who can ensure the country is governed well but they have been victimized by the corrupted regime led by Najib..

    Comment by Simon Abbey — December 6, 2016 @ 2:19 PM | Reply

    • Focus too much on the man-made practices instead of understanding the true values of the religion.

      Comment by Samarinda — December 7, 2016 @ 9:54 AM | Reply

  3. Will the politically retarded and opportunist Lino Soo advise Pakatan Hadapan to support Hadi’s hudud bill so that Pakatan Hadapan can win over PAS to take on BN government? DAP will not support any bills that goes against the Federal Constitution and they will not support an Islamic state like they had opposed and did not vote for the 1976 amendment that robbed Sarawak and Sabah of its status and autonomous power. DAP did not regard PAS as an enemy either but had stood firm in preserving the Federal Constitution. That’s the difference between DAP and PBDS and STAR.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — December 4, 2016 @ 3:46 PM | Reply

    • Lina Soo is a sour pussy seeking publicity only. She will fade into oblivion.

      Comment by Simon Abbey — December 6, 2016 @ 6:31 PM | Reply

  4. PAS will not join Umno Baru according to Hadi Awang but the party will not contest against Umno too for the sake of ” Islam”unity. Such is the hypocrisy of PAS leaders today.

    Comment by Mat Som — December 4, 2016 @ 1:51 PM | Reply

    • whatever it is, Adenan has betrayed Sarawakians for keeping quiet on this matter after being pressured by dpm.

      Comment by mohan — December 4, 2016 @ 3:48 PM | Reply

    • Hadi joined Najib in Solidariti Rohingya protest, but somehow forgot about the plight of the orang asli in Gua Musang?

      Comment by aizat — December 6, 2016 @ 10:05 AM | Reply

  5. Hadi Awang and Najib Razak are both playing their own desperate but dangerous game.. It will be a fatal mistake for BN lawmakers to simply support the bill blindly in the spirit of BN and just because Najib Razak has wanted it his own way.

    Comment by Rosey — December 4, 2016 @ 9:01 AM | Reply

  6. Kelantan and Trengganu can proceed to enforce hudud after the amendment to the Act 1965 or Act 355.

    Comment by Mat Som — December 4, 2016 @ 12:12 AM | Reply

  7. 书上读不到的马来西亚历史 【 PART 1 】 – YouTube

    Comment by tiuniamah — December 3, 2016 @ 5:42 PM | Reply

  8. Najib and Umno Baru crooks are using FEAR and REVERENCE to keep Umno Baru members stupid.

    Comment by Irene Kana — December 3, 2016 @ 12:04 PM | Reply

  9. Umno Baru has been churning out a lot of bullshits and nonsense in every assembly hoping to cover up their leaders’ corruptions and decades of plundering, using race and religion as their shields. Every BN component parties ‘ leaders and members knew about that but chose to know nothing because they too have been fed with the scrumbs or hoping for more crumbs as long as it last.

    Comment by Sabri Yaman — December 3, 2016 @ 11:54 AM | Reply

    • Najib used Rohingyas issue to deflect heat from 1MDB and high cost of living.

      Comment by Samarinda — December 3, 2016 @ 6:24 PM | Reply

  10. Act 355 is the bridge between Umno and PAS, for the next GE partnership?

    Comment by amos — December 3, 2016 @ 11:24 AM | Reply

  11. Supporting Act 355 will permanently extinguish the rights of Sarawakians and Sabahans which was guaranteed in MA1963. The greedy and powerful crooks in Umno Baru will use religion and race to suppress the natives of both Sarawak and Sabah. Hadi Awang and Najib Razak will not live forever but together they intend to create an Islamic state for their own political agenda and for the survival of Najib whose crimes and direct involvement in the 1MDB financial scandals and emblazement were exposed in the Court in Singapore. We must stop them from destroying Malaysia.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — December 2, 2016 @ 6:21 PM | Reply

  12. Najib has confirmed at Umno assembly that BN will take over the hudud bill, possibly to collaborate with PAS. Umno does not need the approval from its component parties. A big bully indeed.

    Comment by jordan — December 2, 2016 @ 11:52 AM | Reply

  13. Umno at Himpunan has hinted that it will help PAS to embrace Act 355 at BN level.

    Comment by Ervin — December 2, 2016 @ 9:28 AM | Reply

  14. All elected MP on a BN platform need not necessarily be in the Opposition if Najib and Umno Baru were to be defeated badly in GE 14 . They can quit their respective party to form Barisan Bersatu to jointly govern the country with Pakatan Harapan, preserve our Federal Constitution and bring about real reforms and greater prosperity to all Malaysians. It is clear and obvious to all Malaysians that in the Umno Baru convention it was all about Najib and Umno Baru elites’ survival at the expense of the country and all Malaysians. Sarawakians and Sabahans must oppose the political motivated and unnecessary amendments to Act 355 and we shall vote out all Umno Baru controlled BN candidates if the Sarawak leadership and Sarawak BN succumbed to Najib’s politics of fear.

    Comment by Sabri Yaman — December 1, 2016 @ 5:21 PM | Reply

  15. With strong opposition from BN components especially from Sarawak and Sabah against Act 355 amendment, Najib Razak the PM has announced that UMNO Baru controlled Putrajaya would take over the private bill from Hadi Awang from PAS. It shows how weak Najib and UMNO Baru are at this moment and how Hadi alone could exploit the situation to the maximum and hold a tainted Islamic leader like Najib to ransom.

    In turn Najib who is embroiled in the unresolved 1MDB financial scandals and emblazement and determined to stay in power will be holding both Sarawak and Sabah to ransom. Race and religion were never a problem in Sarawak and Sabah but before GE 14 which will be called very soon, Najib Razak, will force both the Muslim chief ministers in the two Borneo states to agree to and support the amendment.

    All right thinking Malaysians especially from Sarawak and Sabah must strongly oppose this political game of Hadi and Najib to grab power at all cost which will ultimately destroy our multi cultural diversity, religious freedom and racial harmony enjoyed by all for the past five decades. Sarawakians and Sabahans must not back down and be fooled yet again. Our leaders had been fooled by UMNO in 1976 which robbed us of the equal status guaranteed in MA 1963 and we must not be fooled again by Putrajaya which is now exclusively controlled by UMNO Baru and Najib.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — December 1, 2016 @ 4:40 PM | Reply

    • What is the response from other BN component parties like MCA, Gerakan, MIC and those East Malaysian ones?
      Now they cannot blame DAP, right?

      Comment by aizat — December 2, 2016 @ 2:26 PM | Reply

    • Adenan Satem has on many occasions called federal policies stupid. Let us wait and see if Adenan Satem will be stupid enough to call Sarawak BN MPs to vote for Act 355 just because Najib had asked him to do so and just because Najib had told him that the bill sought by Hadi had been taken over by Umno Baru controlled Putrajaya .

      Comment by Mat Som — December 3, 2016 @ 3:18 PM | Reply

  16. Adenan Satem is no ordinary and half past six Ketua Kampung and so is Tiong King Sing but why both the president of PBB and PDP have softened up on Hadi’s hudud bill? What was the trade off with Najib and Zahid? After all the hudud bill was an Opposition bill and what was the political agenda between PAS and UMNO Baru? It seemed now UMNO Baru was working overtime to get the bill passed while Hadi has been sitting in the comfort of his newly renovated office observing the performance of Najib and Zahid. In Sarawak the majority Christian community is watching every word and steps of both Adenan Satem and Tiong King Sing on Hadi ‘s hudud bill.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — November 30, 2016 @ 2:59 PM | Reply

    • Sarawakians hope Adenan Satem and all BN Sarawak Lawmakers have the IQ, Vision and Courage to reject an Umno Baru /PAS motion to amend Act 355 under the guise of strengthening the Shariah law. We all know that PAS would have implemented hudud when it governed Trengganu and the same in Kelantan when its state assembly passed the bill for hudud in Kelantan but the only legal obstacle to enforce it was Act 355 which must be amended first. How could Hadi Awang and Najib Razak lied to all Malaysians and lawmakers that the amendment to Act 355 would not lead to and was not hudud. The real intention of Hadi Awang to move a private bill to amend Act 355 which has now been championed by Umno Baru but disguised as Putrajaya ‘s bill was crystal clear for all Malaysians to reject this UNCONSTITUTIONAL BILL. Will Hadi Awang and the bigots in PAS proclaim that they can implement hudud anytime in Kelantan if the PAS government wants to without having to push for the amendment to Act 355?

      Comment by Irene Kana — December 5, 2016 @ 2:04 PM | Reply

      • It is clear and obvious that the PAS government in Kelantan cannot enforce hudud which its state assembly had passed because Act 355 is standing in its way. Their h hudud intention is very obvious. PAS needs Najib and Umno Baru to push through the bill in exchange for not contesting against Umno Baru. That is the political trade off that both Hadi and Najib have been scheming. PAS leaders had said they would not join Umno Baru but would cooperate under Islamic unity. Pakatan Harapan coalitions should cut talk or negotiations with PAS and focus fully on GE14 now. Both Hadi and Najib are promoting political prostitution not Islamic unity.

        Comment by Sabri Yaman — December 5, 2016 @ 6:12 PM | Reply

        • Typo..Pakatan Hadapan.

          Comment by Sabri Yaman — December 5, 2016 @ 6:14 PM | Reply

          • Oops,,Pakatan Harapan.

            Comment by Sabri Yaman — December 5, 2016 @ 6:16 PM

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