The latest statements from Najib Razak and Noh Omar really did not make any sense.
Two days ago Najib said this about the bill Hadi Awang had presented to Parliament recently:
“I would like to clarify to our friends in Barisan Nasional that there was a misunderstanding. When Abdul Hadi tabled the Bill, people assumed it’s for hudud. I would like to state that it is not for the implementation of hudud. It is just to give the Shariah Courts enhanced punishments.”
Then today, Noh Omar said along those lines too:
“The bill is only to amend the existing law, not to introduce a new law.”
Let’s see what the PAS is saying about the bill which their president had proposed:
Usul yang dibawa adalah langkah pertama bagi membolehkan kita melaksanakan undang-undang jenayah syariah (qisas, hudud dan takzir). Hakikatnya kesalahan-kesalahan jenayah syariah sudahpun ada dalam undang-undang Malaysia sama ada di dalam Kanun Keseksaan atau Enakmen Jenayah Syariah negeri-negeri tetapi hukumannya tidak selari dengan hukuman sebenar yang disediakan oleh syariah kecuali kesalahan yang membawa hukuman takzir.
Sekiranya usul ini diluluskan dan pindaan dibuat kepada Akta 355 seperti yang dihasratkan, hukuman bagi sebahagian kesalahan di bawah jenayah hudud seperti minum arak (40 hingga 80 kali sebatan), qazaf (80 kali sebatan), berzina bagi ghair muhsan (belum kahwin, 100 kali sebatan) dan murtad yang membawa hukuman selain dari hukuman mati sudah boleh berjalan. Kesalahan-kesalahan ini sudahpun ada dalam undang-undang negeri tetapi hukumannya sahaja yang tidak selari dengan syariah. – HARAKAHDAILY
The proposal is the first step taken to enable us to implement Islamic criminal law (qisas, hudud and takzir). The fact is, syariah criminal offenses already exist in the laws of Malaysia whether in the Penal Code or in the Syariah Criminal Enactment within the states but the punishments are not in accordance to exact Syariah laws unless the offense carries a penalty for takzir.
If the motion and the intended amendments made to the Act 355 are approved, the punishment for some offenses under hudud crimes such as drinking alcohol (40 to 80 strokes), qadhf (80 strokes), adultery for ghair muhsan (unmarried, 100 times strokes) and apostasy which carries a sentence other than the death penalty can be implemented. These offenses are already existed in state law but only the punishments are not in line with shariah.
So, the mouthpiece of PAS had said that the amendments to the bill proposed by Hadi Awang will pave way for Hudud. Now who are the people that Najib and Noh Omar are trying to deceive?
There is no more honesty, credibility and integrity in Najib’s administration, everyone knows that. But to hoodwink his own partners in a coalition founded by his own father?
This is the latest sewage Najib has jumped into. It’s a pity that he likes to wallow in filthy politics.
He is so desperate to be in the good books of Hadi Awang, he had agreed and steamrolled a vital piece of legislation to be tabled without even conferring it with the rest of his partners in government. A dictator is still a dictator no matter what he does, although this dictator could be one of the most comical dictators history has ever produced.
To MCA, MIC, SUPP, Gerakan etc., you are very insignificant in Barisan Najib. You were a force to reckon with prior to 2008. But putting your faith in an imbecile with a lot of tendency for corruption and a vile hunger for power had also corrupted your political will.
Due to that, your poor attempt to salvage the respect you dearly coveted from your voters is futile because the respect your predecessors had painfully earned has long been gone. There is only one thing to do now.
Never trust a leader who stabs you in the back while asking you to remember him as a friend.
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