How come, man?
Nik Aziz remained adamant about his hudud. He said there is no doubt PAS will implement the Islamic Law should Pakatan Rakyat wins the next general election.
MCA is worried and so is DAP. Unexpectedly, PKR is also against such a law in Malaysia.
So, how would the three PR components face each other over the issue? I believe there won't be any consensus because looking at the current scenario, DAP and PKR will be all out to fail Nik Aziz and Hadi Awang on their plan.
Anwar Ibrahim himself, as PR de facto leader is now sucked into the problem. If no compromise is reached among the three, Pakatan will fall apart. Bickering over hudud will soon tear the political pact apart.
How to find an amicable solution to this burning topic?
Let me suggest - either PAS or DAP breaks the pact. Leave Pakatan and be on their own. As for PKR, they will find comfort working with DAP than with PAS. PAS to the PKR leaders is bringing more trouble of late, especially when some of its office bearers question Anwar's and Lim Kit Siang's credibility as the probable PM and DPM.
“I don’t think I should mention this the second time, as it (the
proposal) had been made a long time ago and everybody knows about it,” Nik Aziz told reporters after chairing a state executive council meeting in Kota Bharu yesterday.
And in Kuala Lumpur, PKR's Youth wing has chosen to side with DAP chairman Karpal Singh in opposing Pas' hudud aspirations. Its chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin yesterday warned his PAS
counterpart Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi, that he had opened a Pandora's box
over his recent comment on the implementation of hudud, which had
raised the ire of Karpal and other DAP members.
He said it was improper for Nasrudin to dredge up the longstanding
issue as he claimed that the stance of the alliance between PKR, DAP and
Pas on the Islamic criminal law was clear.
"I would like to advise Nasrudin to refer to our agreement late last
year that hudud is not part of Pakatan Rakyat's joint policy until all
member parties agree to it."
Shamsul Iskandar added that close to 30 top opposition party leaders
had met for over three hours on Sept 29 last year to resolve the
deep-rooted hudud issue, which has seen DAP and Pas repeatedly at
"DAP's objection has to be respected and PR will continue to allow its members to air different views," he said.
On Friday, Karpal had expressed displeasure upon learning that Nasrudin
had, during a political debate, suggested that he was willing to
consider hudud for the country.
Perhaps there is another solution to the issue - either PAS drops hudud or being dropped from Pakatan Rakyat!