A hudud explanation session in Kelantan last month, attended by Pas leaders including Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP believes Pas will demand for the implementation of hudud if Pakatan Rakyat wins the next general election.
DAP vice chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim (pic) said it would be suprising for Pas to want to drop its pursuit for the implementation of hudud as it has been the party's agenda since its inception.
“I would be surprised if Pas suddenly drops their struggle for hudud just because Pakatan wins the election. I know they will pursue it with the (Pakatan) government,” Tunku Abdul Aziz said.
Speaking to The Mole today, Tunku Abdul Aziz, the most senior Malay Muslim DAP leader, however said: "Pas can wish (to implement the hudud) but it will not happen."
He pointed out the realities in Malaysia would not allow for hudud to be implemented as even the Federal Constitution would not allow it to happen.
“It is one thing to be wishing for something, but achieving it would be a different matter altogether. You may have a wish list, but it does not mean every wish would come true,” Tunku Abdul Aziz added.
He was aware the uncertainties felt by the public regarding Pakatan’s stand on hudud but he believed as a democratic country, people should not be stopped from doing what was legal, vice versa.
“Hudud is illegal based on the country's law, but at the same time it is also a part of the Syariah law. Kelantan have enacted the law since 1993 but they have not implemented it because it was against it (the Federal Constitution).”
A blog posting at HHalem stated Pas’ spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat would face more pressure to implement hudud, following the announcement made by Kedah Islamic Religious, Education and Cooperative Committee chairman Datuk Mohamed Taulan Mat Rasul.
Kedah is one of the four states under the Pakatan rule.
When asked about Kedah’s plan to implement hudud, Tunku Abdul Aziz stressed, it would remain merely a plan, as it had to go through various processes and they may not even succeed at the very first stage, at the state level itself.
Kedah MCA had also criticised DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) for keeping mum over the matter.