Is MCA lost its mind and supporters lost its spine by supporting the enforcement of hudud law champion by PAS?
Opposition political parties as well as ruling parties Barisan National supporters have expressed shock about the sudden turn of MCA through Kedah MCA as MCA at the federal level has persistently maintained it is opposed to hudud law.
MCA deputy publicity chief Loh Seng Kok recently told DAP to stop being “subservient to PAS”, urging the opposition party’s leaders, Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng, to “use their influence to urge other Pakatan leaders to issue a joint statement saying that PAS has abandoned its theocratic state and hudud law agenda.
Ironically, the firm stance on implement hudud and qisas jurisprudence law has always been a struggle in PAS for it to be adopted in the country eventually although there was currently strong opposition from DAP.
By pledging its support for the enforcement of hudud law and qisas jurisprudence, it appears to suggest that Kedah MCA is counting its rebels against national ruling party Barisan Nasional or rather UMNO for the crucial Malay-Muslim vote ahead of elections.
Kedah MCA chairman Datuk Chong Itt Chew was reported by Malay daily Sinar Harian as saying that the reason for Kedah MCA pledged its support for the enforcement of hudud law for Muslims, in a sudden turn of events was simply because hudud law would not affect non-Muslims.
“If the implementation of the law brings benefits to the people and the country, it will not be a problem including to non-Muslims.
“DAP should also not object,” he was quoted as saying by the paper, referring to the MCA’s long-time political foe that has repeatedly made clear it is opposed to hudud law being enforced as Malaysia is not an Islamic theocracy.
Chong was reported telling the DAP’s ally PAS to reconsider its role in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition pact.
“PAS must make the decision to leave PR. As long as it is with PR, PAS will never succeed in implementing hudud law,” the MCA man was quoted as saying.