14 January, 2009


According to Uncle Zorro, CM of Penang Lim Guan Eng revealed that Pakatan has reached a milestone in their coalition :

"If any problems occur, we will resolve it through musyawarah, that is through discussions. All three parties must hold discussions. And if a consensus is not reached, it must be discussed again. This means, should PKR and PAS agree to implement hudud and DAP disagrees, then it cannot be implemented. Everything must be discussed until all three parties agree."

Literally, it means that , PAS, DAP and PKR made history by agreeing that any policy decision must be made through consensus. A simple majority is not enough. All three -- PAS, DAP and PKR -- have to agree on whatever policy matters. Even if there were one dissenting voice, this would mean the policy would not be accepted. It must be all three or nothing at all. And this will include matters related to Islam and whatever comes with Islam, Islamic laws or Hudud included.

DAP threatens to leave Pakatan Rakyat over "hudud"

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Jan 2009: The DAP today threatened to withdraw from the Pakatan Rakyat, which also comprises PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), if PAS insists on implementing the "hudud" laws (Islamic penal code) if the opposition alliance comes to power in the country.

DAP chairperson Karpal Singh, in issuing the warning, reiterated that the hudud laws did not make up the DAP principles and were not contained in the PR manifesto for the general election held last year.

"By right, PAS should consider the views of the DAP as a member of the Pakatan Rakyat and respect our stand," he told reporters outside the Istana Negara, here.

Earlier, Karpal Singh had handed over to the palace a letter for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, on the appointment of Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi as the chief justice.

The letter was received by the secretary of Istana Negara, Zainab Muhammad, outside the rear entrance of the palace.

The issue of hudud laws cropped up again on 21 Dec after PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa said the party had never forgotten its struggle to bring about Islamic administration in the country, including implementing hudud laws.

- Bernama
via Yahoo! News




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