PETALING JAYA: Kota Baru MCA has told Kelantan executive councillor Datuk Anuar Tan to stop defending hudud and use the connotation â€˜hudud does not affect non-Muslimsâ€™ to further mislead the people.
Its chairman Tan Ken Ken said Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders should also stop fooling the people by saying hudud will not affect non-Muslims.
â€œ(Anuar) should just stop defending and window-dressing up hudud. (He should) not continue to mislead the people like what the PR leaders, especially those from DAP, did during the general election.
“To win over non-Muslim votes they cunningly packaged the theocratic state as a welfare state instead,â€ Tan said in a statement on Wednesday.
Tan said the passing of the Kelantan Syariah Enactment was largely made possible by the â€œsilent consentâ€ of DAP, an ally of PAS in Pakatan Rakyat.
â€œPASâ€™ true colours were revealed as soon as the election was over,â€ he said, citing the Kelantan state legislative assemblyâ€™s passing of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code Enactment 1993.
PAS has proposed to table a Private Memberâ€™s Bill to increase the authority of Syariah courts.
â€œThe hopeless DAP could not do anything to stop this but could only claim innocence and beg for peopleâ€™s sympathy,â€ Tan added.
He said MCA will continue to defend the rights of Malaysians, both Muslims and non-Muslims, as enshrined in the Federal Constitution.
He said MCA would also continue to oppose â€œforceful implementation of theocratic law in our multi-ethnicity and multi-religious societyâ€.-The Star