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Terengganu Not Ready For Hudud Law Yet

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Terengganu is not prepared to implement hudud law before an in-depth study on it is conducted, says Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman. He said the decision to implement hudud law could only be determined by the state legislative assembly and after getting the consent of the Terengganu Sultan. “We…

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Azalina: Govt Will Take Over Hadi’s Bill If Approved In Parliament

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will take over the tabling of the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 if the motion is approved in Parliament, said Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who is Marang MP, would have…

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Non-Muslims Warned To Stay Out Of Hadi’s Bill Or Face Consequences

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KUALA LUMPUR: Non-Muslims have been warned to stay out of PAS’ proposed amendments to Syariah law, or face resistance on proposed amendments to stop the unilateral conversion of children to Islam. PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said Muslims would oppose amendments to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act if non-Muslims continue to interfere with…

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PAS: We Will Not Implement Hudud In Kelantan

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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has given an assurance that it will not implement hudud in Kelantan even if proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 are successful. Its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said Kelantan’s PAS-led state government will stick to the proposed maximum punishment mentioned by its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang…

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Hadi Awang: Non-Muslim MPs Should Not Interfere With Islamic Matters

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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has told non-Muslim lawmakers not to interfere with matters pertaining to Islam. “Matters relating to Islam and motions meant for Muslims only are under the jurisdiction of the Rulers. These should not be interfered with by non-Muslims,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Thursday.…

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PSM: Discuss Hudud Bill With Non-Muslims Too

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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) has called for more engagement with non-Muslims over proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965. PSM’s Sungai Siput MP Dr D. Jeyakumar (pic) said more discussion and consultation was needed as failure to do so had the potential to tear apart Malaysia’s diverse society. “We are…

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Hadi’s Bill To Resurface

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KUALA LUMPUR: The controversial Private Member’s Bill to enhance punishments in syariah courts by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, which was deferred from May, will re-emerge this week. The Bill, which was strongly opposed by Barisan Nasional component members as well as some Opposition parties, will be read out for the second time…

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Group Protests Against Hadi’s Bill Near Parliament

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KUALA LUMPUR: A small group of “concerned citizens” gathered in front of Parliament here on Monday to protest against PAS’ Private Member’s Bill which seeks to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355). The group was led by lawyer and activist Siti Kasim who said they wanted to send a message that…

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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…

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Zahid: Pm To Decide Support On Hadi’s Hudud Bill

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister will have the final say on whether or not Umno supports PAS’ Private Members Bill, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Speaking at a press conference in Parliament on Tuesday, the Deputy Prime Minister said the decision would depend on Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “The Bill is currently…

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Hadi’s Hudud Bill Slotted In Parliament’s Order Paper

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PETALING JAYA: The controversial Bill on religion pushed by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has been slotted in the Parliament’s Order Paper and listed at No. 4. The Private Member’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 is expected to ignite heated debate should it come up for debate when…

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MCA To Continue Opposing Abdul Hadi’s Private Member’s Bill

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PETALING JAYA: MCA will continue to oppose PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill, saying it is an attempt to disguise the imposition of hudud in the country. “I reiterate that MCA does not accept the statement that Abdul Hadi’s Private Member’s Bill is merely intended to expand the sentencing authority of…

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Amputation Of Limbs Not Cruel If It Saves Society

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KOTA BARU: Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah (pic) said hand amputation of hudud law offenders is to save the society and thereby not cruel. He said the severing of wrists was akin to a doctor amputating a diabetic patient’s limbs. “No one can accuse the doctor of an act of cruelty but…

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MCA And Multifaith Council Strongly Oppose PAS’ Hudud

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PETALING JAYA: Groups continue to speak out against the Private Member’s Bill proposed by PAS pre­si­­­dent Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to enhance the power of the Syariah courts in regard to hudud laws. MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said the party had been consistent in its stand to oppose the implementation of…

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PAS Ready to Debate Private Member’s Bill On Hudud

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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS is ready to debate the Private Member’s Bill on hudud in the Dewan Rakyat when Parliament resumes, says party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. “We have been ready for a debate since 1957. We are ready to debate the Bill,” said Abdul Hadi when asked about the Bill in a press…

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Tread With Caution On Hudud

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FOR Pakistani observers, recent efforts in Malaysia to introduce hudud laws, supposedly derived from religious injunctions, bear something of a resemblance to what their own country experienced 37 years ago, when military ruler General Zia Ul Haq launched his controversial “Islamisation” programme to shore up support for his coup d’état. Of course there are significant…

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Reject Bill For Sake Of Harmony, Says G25

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Private Member’s Bill tabled by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang should be rejected to maintain racial and religious harmony. Members of the group of eminent Malays, known as G25, said they categorically opposed Hadi’s Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act, as well as the Kelantan Syariah Criminal…

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Hadi: Malaysia Must Be Governed According To Islam

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KOTA BARU: PAS insists that Malaysia must be governed according to Islam because the present system has failed, said its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pic). “We intend to take a new approach to revive what was implemented by Islam 1,400 years ago,” he told reporters after opening of the 62nd PAS Muktamar in…

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Don: Hudud Not Found In Scripture

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PETALING JAYA: There is no obligation for Muslims to support hudud as it is not mentioned in the Quran, opines a law professor. Professor Abdullahi A. An-Na’im from Emory University in the United States said the term hudud is a “misnomer” and the Quran did not mention it in relation to any crime. “So describing…

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Muslims Not Obliged To Support Hudud, Says Law Professor

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PETALING JAYA – Muslims have no religious obligation to support hudud law as it was not mentioned in the Quran, says a law professor from Emory University in the United States. Professor Abdullahi A. An-Na’im (pic), a Constitutional law expert, said the term hudud is a “misnomer” and the Quran did not mention it in…

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Zahid: Hudud Bill Will Only Apply To Muslims In Kelantan

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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ Bill to implement hudud only applies to Muslims in Kelantan, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said. The Deputy Prime Minister said the Bill is not to make new laws but deals with the powers of the Syariah Courts to implement hudud in the PAS-led state. “It is only to upgrade the…

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Hudud Bill Debate Postponed To October Sitting

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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ Private Members’ Bill on hudud will only be debated at the next Parliament sitting in October on the request of party president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang. Hadi, who submitted the bill to the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday morning, made a request that it be debated at the next sitting. Earlier, Minister in…

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PAS Awaits Consent From Conference Of Ruler To Table Private Bill On Hudud

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KOTA BHARU:  PAS is still waiting for consent from the Conference of Rulers before tabling a private member’s bill to amend the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 in Parliament to pave the way for the implementation of hudud law in Kelantan. Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code II Technical Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah…

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Hadi’s Objection To Hudud Suit Dismissed

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KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court here has disallowed a preliminary objection by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and four others against a suit to prevent a bill on hudud to be debated in Parliament. High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Asmabi Mohamad held that there was insufficient material before her…

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MCA: Stop Misleading Non-Muslims On Hudud Implementation

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PETALING JAYA: Kota Baru MCA has told Kelantan executive councillor Datuk Anuar Tan to stop defending hudud and use the connotation ‘hudud does not affect non-Muslims’ 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. “(Anuar)…

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Kelantan Government Ready To Implement Hudud – MB

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TUMPAT – The PAS-led Kelantan government is definitely ready to implement hudud law in the state, said Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob. He said the state government had made thorough preparation in terms of the method and infrastructure to implement the law. “We are fully prepared and the rules are already there, now (we are)just…

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Hadi: Former PM Told PAS To Pass Hudud Laws In Kelantan

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SHAH ALAM: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang claims that after the Islamist party’s landslide victory in the 1990 general election in Kelantan, the prime minister then asked PAS to pass hudud laws in the state assembly. “After we won the 1990 elections in Kelantan, the prime minister at the time, I am not…

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Hudud Contradicts With Hippocratic Oath, Tells G25 To Doctors

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PETALING JAYA: Muslim doctors taking part in amputation, stoning and executing the death penalty according to PAS’ hudud will be acting against their professional code of ethics as well as the principles of Islam, said the group of prominent Malays, G25. “The ethical principles that guide every doctor’s practice are not only enshrined in the…

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Police Confirm Arrest Of Three Malaysian Insider Staff

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) confirmed the arrest of three employees of The Malaysian Insider for investigation in connection with a false report published by the news portal recently alleging the Conference of Rulers was against the implementation of hudud. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the three individuals…

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Give Najib Time, Space To Decide On Hudud

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KUALA LUMPUR – The prime minister should not be pushed into making a statement on the implementation of hudud in Kelantan, says Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan. He said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should be allowed to listen to all views before making a statement as it was…

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