Hornbill Unleashed

March 16, 2017

Sarawak BN to follow CM’s decision on Act 355

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

A man prays at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, in Shah Alam June 7, 2016. — Reuters picThe Sarawak Barisan Nasional will follow Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg’s lead in relation to the Bill that will enhance the penalties imposed by the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said all Sarawakian MPs had already met with Amar but had yet to make a decision on the private member’s Bill brought by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

“The new chief minister he hasn’t established anything, so we are waiting for a decision from Barisan Nasional. We make our stand based on the stand in Sarawak.

“If Sarawak decides not to support, then Sarawak MPs will not support. If the leader of BN says support, then we will support,” he told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby today.

The Santubong MP took a swipe at the Opposition and said BN does not want to pre-empt the Bill without looking at its contents.

“It’s so difficult to assess; one day we hear one stand and the next day we hear another. This is not like BN. They only make one stand unlike DAP or Tun Mahathir or Muhyiddin.

“So, I don’t value their stand as it may be influenced by their political surroundings,” Wan Junaidi said referring to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s leaders Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Parliament, which is now in session, is due to debate the amendments to the Bill which was tabled by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Awang Hadi, seeking to empower the Shariah courts by increasing its powers in meting out sentences.

It also proposed to empower the Shariah courts to impose maximum penalties which include up to 30 years’ jail, 100 strokes of the rotan and RM100,000 fine.

Currently, the Shariah courts are empowered to mete out sentences up from three years’ jail, six strokes of the rotan and RM5,000 fine.

Source : KAMLES KUMAR @ Malay Mail Online



  1. What if he kena “Black magic ala RM” ????

    Comment by tigeryk — March 19, 2017 @ 3:00 PM | Reply

  2. When the DPM, Zahid Hamidi, said the government would table Act 355 ( amendment) on its own despite warning from BN components, it was clear and obvious that the DPM regarded UMNO Baru as the government and all the BN components were not relevant and no longer important to UMNO Baru ‘s bid to stay in power. How often we heard of UMNO Baru top leaders announcing a decision or making a policy without consulting cabinet ministers from BN components or even ignoring the component parties’ views.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — March 18, 2017 @ 1:20 PM | Reply

    • Who is the real government of Malaysia? Is the real government of Malaysia make up of only Najib Razak and Zahid Hamid or a coalition of BN components but controlled completely by Umno Baru? Both Najib Razak and Zahid Hamidi had made it explicitly known that they (government ) had taken over Hadi’s private bill. All the MPs from BN components must not kowtao to both Najib Razak and Zahid Hamidi on Act 355 until they lost power and the moral responsibilities entrusted them by Malaysians of all races in their constituency.

      Comment by Irene Kana — March 18, 2017 @ 6:21 PM | Reply

  3. But the CM of Sarawak has no balls and spine to make his stance on Act 355 public.

    Comment by Mat Som — March 17, 2017 @ 2:29 PM | Reply

  4. BN politician don’t care what is going to happen later as they did before. All are benefit to themselves, with the rakyat money they able to send their kid oversea and later their kid able to be a politician.

    Comment by Bujang Belelang — March 17, 2017 @ 11:28 AM | Reply

  5. Wan Junadi should not take Sarawakians as fools. I hope his press statement had been distorted. When he referred to BN leader, was he referring to the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister of Sarawak. Sarawak MPs from both divides serve the interest of Sarawakians and they must protect our Federal Constitution and Malaysia Agreement 1963. Any bill that is against the Federal Constitution and an infringement of MA63 must be rejected regardless of the decision of the Prime Minister and the Sarawak Chief Minister.

    Comment by Sabri Yaman — March 16, 2017 @ 12:33 PM | Reply

    • Decades ago Sarawak BN MPs had stupidly allowed our autonomy to be eroded. Now they are not sure how we could get back our rights as spelled out in MA63. Hadi Awang ‘s bill to increase syariah punishments for Muslims is actually a first step to reduce the civil laws in this country. If our MPs could not defend our Federal Constitution they should resign as rightly pointed out by Dr Jeffrey Kilian.

      Comment by Awaken Dayak — March 16, 2017 @ 5:10 PM | Reply

      • Dr Jeffrey Kitingan

        Comment by Awaken Dayak — March 17, 2017 @ 12:48 AM | Reply

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