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Shafie: I Will Not Vote For PAS’ Hudud Bill

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Umno man Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal says that he will not vote for PAS’ hudud Bill if it is tabled this Parliament meeting.

The Parti Warisan Sabah founder told reporters that his stand is the same as that of Sarawak.

“Well we have to address the means and the requirements of the people in Sabah.

“I won’t be voting for it. That’s very clear, the same as Sarawak,” he said.

Shafie was referring to the Private Members’ Bill tabled by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in May Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act.

However, he opted to postpone the debate on his Bill when it was successfully tabled at the last meeting on May 26 after two failed attempts since June last year.

Abdul Hadi has repeatedly said that the amendments were not to introduce hudud law, but merely to increase the Syariah Courts’ powers in imposing stiffer penalties for offences, except the death penalty.

As of Wednesday the Abdul Hadi’s Bill was listed as item number seven on the Parliament order paper.

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