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Hudud Could Create Situations Of Double Jeopardy, Says Nancy Shukri

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Kelantan PAS’ bid to implement hudud in the state could create situations of double jeopardy, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri.

“It is not easy for hudud to pass through (Parliament). We have the Federal Constitution and we have to look at the offences under hudud.

“There might be double jeopardy,” said the Batang Sadong MP when met by reporters at Parliament lobby, Tuesday.

Nancy, who is also from Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), said she shared the sentiment of Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz who called talk on the implementation of hudud in Malaysia “silly”.

Nazri had said that the move to enforce hudud in Kelantan was “an exercise in futility and any amendment to the Constitution to allow hudud’s implementation required a two-third’s majority in Parliament.

“I am in agreement with Datuk Nazri. It is just not possible. (There are) a lot of provisions already under the Federal Constitution. There needs to be a fresh study if we were to allow hudud to pass through.

“In Sarawak, I don’t think they will get the vote for hudud,” she said.

Pokok Sena PAS MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar, however, brushed off Nazri’s remark, saying that it was “undemocratic” to label talk on hudud as silly.

“We can’t talk about it, does that mean we can’t dream about it?” he said, briefly.-The Star

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