Friday, January 9, 2009

Karpal lashed out at Anwar over hudud law

Although both internal and external factors were responsible for the slow-brewing but hudud law was claimed has been the most prominent factor that brought the current internal crisis in Pakatan Rakyat.Undeniably, it’s crystal clear that PR alliance did not have any common policy and stand on issues. It is a very loose coalition and was only held together by targeting of toppling the BN government.

Ironically, a promised day of sunshine would often bring pouring rain. From all indications, Anwar Ibarhim’s failure of leadership seems to be the primarily factor that caused Karpal Singh lashed out at him.

It is reported that DAP national chairman Karpal Singh has lashed out at PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by saying that his assertion that hudud laws apply only to Muslims is a fallacy.

Karpal Singh said Anwar’s statement that there was no need to reject hudud law as it was only applicable to Muslims was diametrically opposed to PAS’ avowed aim to turn Malaysia into an Islamic state. Islamic state has been PAS’ stand from its inception as is clearly reflected by the statements by former and present leaders of PAS.

He noted PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat was quoted late last month as saying: “I cannot see why they (non-Muslims) cannot accept hudud laws which are no different from the colonial laws of the West”.

Karpal Singh said for hudud laws to be applicable, the prerequisite would be the setting up of an Islamic state where Islamic laws were applicable to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

“It is important for Anwar to know exactly what PAS intends to do in calling for the setting up of an Islamic state. Perhaps PAS president Hadi Awang should clear the air as to whether hudud laws intended by PAS are applicable to both Muslims and non-Muslims in the event PAS succeeds in setting up an Islamic state.”

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