Mah slams Kit Siang over hudud issue

PETALING JAYA: Gerakan has hit out at Lim Kit Siang, saying that the DAP advisor has no moral right to question others as the party did “nothing at all” to stop PAS’ hudud ambitions.

Gerakan president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said DAP’s “selfish and irresponsible” political pact with PAS in the now defunct Pakatan Rakyat, at the expense of national and public interest, was to be blamed for the current problem.

“Where was DAP when Gerakan took legal action on March 19, last year, to challenge the constitutionality of the hudud laws passed at the Kelantan state legislative assembly and again on May 8, 2015, when we filed a fresh challenge in the Federal court?

“Lim should be ashamed of DAP’s deafening silence and inaction. He should first explain to the public instead of questioning others,” he said in a statement.

Mah was responding to Lim’s comments that Barisan Nasional component parties were in a dilemma over PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill to amend the powers of the Syariah court.

Lim also questioned Gerakan’s motives in opposing the amendments of the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

Mah pointed out that Gerakan was the “first and only party” to take legal action in challenging the constitutionality of PAS’ move to implement hudud enactments despite facing potential political backlash and death threats.

“Gerakan has decided to continue the fight to uphold and defend the Federal Constitution, as well as to preserve the Malaysian way of life.

“We feel obligated to do something to resolve this crisis not because of political interest but for the country and people,” he added.





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