Currently there are a lot of stories which can be read in the media about how Umno will support PAS in implementing Hudud laws in Kelantan.
Back in November 2013, Annuar Musa had this to say:
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional will consider allowing the implementation of the hudud law in Kelantan if PAS and PKR fully agree to it first, said Tan Sri Annuar Musa (BN – Ketereh).
Annuar, who is Ketereh Umno chief, said PKR must first prove that they are together with PAS on implementing hudud.
“It would be odd if PAS needs to ask Barisan, their political rival, to support hudud while their ally (PKR) does not agree to it,” he said in the Parliament lobby.
Annuar said the PAS-ruled Kelantan state government needs to ensure that all parties including PKR, the state assembly and the implementing agency in the state, agree to carrying out hudud law.
Currently, Kelantan has no DAP elected representatives.
“If the implementation of hudud in Kelantan requires it to be brought to Parliament, then the same principle applies whereby all must agree to it.
“PKR must be ready to support the implementation when the matter is brought to Parliament.
“Only then will Barisan consider the move, based on the readiness of the party who is proposing to carry out the hudud law,” he said.
Earlier, Datuk Mahfuz Omar (PAS – Pokok Sena) had proposed that Annuar helped to convince the Federal Government to allow hudud law to be implemented in Kelantan.
The PAS vice-president said the party was still discussing whether to put forward a motion to debate hudud law in Parliament.
It was reported that Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim who is in charge of parliamentary affairs, had said he was prepared to back a motion to debate hudud law in Parliament.
However, he said whether or not the motion would be passed depended on PAS’ allies in the Opposition.
That was a wise decision by an Umno MP. He is talking from the perspective of Barisan Nasional – the multi racial, multi religious coalition of shared moderate values.
MCA being the moderate chinese party that they are, have lambasted DAP for being a partner to a party which want to impose sets of law which the minority will object.
MCA was getting the upperhand. DAP had to make numerous statements criticising PAS. PKR on the other hand, based on their chameleonic leader made no such strong remarks against PAS. Their strongest statement came from the feeble reply of Anwar Ibrahim – “PAS is free to do as they please in implementing hudud, but PKR and DAP are not bound to support the private bill their partner plans to table in Parliament.”
Already there are discontent and confusion in Pakatan Rakyat’s rank. There will be an implosion soon and Barisan Nasional would just have to sit back and enjoy the show.
But a few days ago, Annuar Musa made a reverse statement:
Tan Sri Annuar Musa (gambar) menyatakan kesediaan membantu mendapatkan sokongan terhadap pelaksanaan hukum hudud di Kelantan dan akan melobi ahli Parlimen Umno untuk menyokong pembentangan rang udang-undang persendirian kerajaan Kelantan di Parlimen, lapor Sinar Harian.
Akhbar itu melaporkan, Annuar yang juga ahli Parlimen Ketereh berkata, sebahagian besar daripada 88 pemimpin Umno di Parlimen akan menyokong pembentangan tersebut di Parlimen.
“Sebenarnya ia tidak perlu dibawa ke Parlimen memandangkan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Kelantan sudah meluluskannya, tetapi sekali lagi saya nyatakan tidak harus ada tanggapan negatif dan kita perlu bersangka baik. Jika PAS ingin membawa perkara ini melalui undang-undang persendirian, maka kita mengalu-alukan dan saya sedia melobi ahli Parlimen Umno supaya menyokong.
“Saya sudah bercakap sebahagian besar ahli Parlimen Umno dan mereka positif untuk menyokong,” katanya seperti dilapor Sinar Harian.
Bekas Pengerusi Barisan Nasional (BN) Kelantan itu berkata, walaupun terdapat pendapat mengatakan hudud yang diluluskan kerajaan PAS Kelantan itu tidak bertepatan dengan hudud sebenar, namun ia perkara berbeza dan harus diselesaikan pada peringkat ketua agama.
“Tetapi apa yang penting, jika mereka berkeupayaan melaksanakan hukuman itu berdasarkan kelulusan DUN dan sokongan politik, ia sepatutnya dilakukan,” katanya.
Wait a minute, even when all the muslim MPs in PKR and DAP will not support the PAS’ version of its hudud laws, how come Annuar Musa (representing Umno) suddenly is quite overzealous in supporting it?
This threw Barisan Nasional into a quandary much worse than Pakatan’s predicament. For now, the chinese voters who had seen how disorderly Pakatan had become because of this hudud issue, is turning back to MCA and say – “hey look, you have been telling us how DAP is being bulldozed by its partner about this hudud law but look at you? Umno is stabbing you not only on your back, but right smack on your forehead!”
If Umno and Annuar Musa want to act exclusively as if it is not part of Barisan Nasional, then by all means, Umno should just get out from Barisan and form a muslim coalition with PAS and alienate everyone else. All this hypocrisy of “all for one, one for all” concept being touted as the main principle of Barisan should just be thrown into the dustbin.
Why should Umno agree to PAS’ hudud proposal in Parliament when Pakatan couldn’t even agree about it among themselves?
And why can’t DAP, PKR and PAS agree on hudud among themselves first before wasting other people’s time pursuing it in Parliament?
Barisan Nasional (that’s consist of Umno lest they forget) should throw it to PAS, ask them to table a hudud proposal based on an agreed decision by the whole of Pakatan Rakyat. Otherwise, tell them – “please do not waste Parliament’s time!”
Kelantan is a malay majority state. But that doesn’t mean there are no non muslims there. And what Umno does in Kelantan, doesn’t mean the non muslims and non malays in other states are not looking into it. DAP is currently backpedalling. PKR’s principle is now languishing somewhere between the abyss and the nether regions.
Does Umno want to follow suit?
Just sit back and do nothing. Let those fools in Pakatan Rakyat sort their own house first. Why do you want to poke your nose where it doesn’t belong?
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