DAP’s Opposition To Implementing Hudud Is Consistent Not Only Before But Also Now, Not Only In Penang But Also Throughout Malaysia, Not Only Against PAS But Also Against UMNO, Not Against Islam But Against An Unconstitutional Act.(en/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Penang On 15.5.2014.

DAP’s opposition to implementing hudud is consistent not only before but also now, not only in Penang but also throughout Malaysia, not only against PAS but also against UMNO, not against Islam but against an unconstitutional act. Following my unanswered challenge that other state governments should follow my announcement as Penang Chief Minister that hudud not be implemented in Penang, DAP regrets the lies by MCA in claiming that DAP opposes implementing hudud only in Penang but not in Malaysia.

DAP opposes the joint technical committee on hudud set up by Putrajaya and the Kelantan state government to study the implementation of hudud in Kelantan. Why has MCA not dared to convey their objections to UMNO, especially the failure of MCA President Liow Tiong Lai to raise this personally with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when Liow attended the UMNO 68th Anniversary celebrations in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur last Sunday.

More pressure should be exerted on UMNO to dissolve this technical committee because it was Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin that had initiated the idea of this joint technical committee on hudud, that was accepted by PAS. MCA and Gerakan must accept the reality that it was UMNO that instigated PAS to implement hudud in Kelantan.

BN had deceived voters in the 2013 general elections because they had told voters that BN opposed enforcing the hudud. In 25 September 2011, Najib himself had said in Kampar that the BN Government will not enforce hudud law in Malaysia because its implementation must take into consideration the environment and the reality.

Unlike UMNO, PAS has been supporting hudud right from the beginning. However PAS admits that implementing hudud is not in the PR common policy or in the 2013 general election manifesto because of opposition from the DAP.

All this changed on 27 March 2014, when BN changed its position on hudud after UMNO switched its support to implementing hudud in Kelantan. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom was representing the BN Federal government when he said in Parliament on March 27 that “the federal government will be ready to work with any state government that is ready to implement hudud including Kelantan, because Umno Kelantan assemblypersons had supported the passing of Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code Enactment II to implement hudud in 1993”. Jamil even suggested non-government members of Parliament to table a private member’s’ bill for that purpose.

No one is surprised that Najib has so easily ignored and dismissed MCA and Gerakan by changing the BN government position on the implementation of the hudud law for Muslims in Kelantan. Najib’s flip-flop on hudud has exposed the double-standards, hypocrisy and lies of MCA in opposing the implementation of the hudud law only by PAS but not by UMNO.

For that reason, MCA and Gerakan must pressure UMNO more to abandon implementing hudud because apart from proposing the joint technical committee on hudud, the private member’s bill on hudud in Kelantan by PAS was also suggested by UMNO. Furthermore, it is not PAS but UMNO with the largest bloc of 88 MPs, that will finally determine whether hudud on Muslims becomes law in Kelantan.

LIM GUAN ENG

——Mandarin Version—–

民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2014年5月15日在槟城发表声明:

民主行动党反对推行伊斯兰刑事法的立场向来一致,不只以前反对,现在也反对,不只在槟城反对,在全马也反对,不只反对伊斯兰党、也反对巫统推行伊刑法 、不是反对伊斯兰,而是反对违宪的政策。

民主行动党反对推行伊刑法的立场向来一致,不只以前反对,现在也反对,不只在槟城反对,在全马也反对,不只反对伊斯兰党、也反对巫统推行伊刑法 、不是反对伊斯兰,而是反对违宪的政策。我以槟州首长的身份表明槟州绝不推行伊刑法后,我挑战其它州政府也做出宣布却得不到答案,行动党感到遗憾,马华不断撒谎,指行动党只在槟州推行伊刑法,而不是在全马反对。

行动党反对布城设立的伊刑法联合技术委员会,与吉兰丹州政府共同研究如何在吉兰丹推行伊刑法。为什么马华不敢直接向巫统表达反对意见?特别是廖中莱无法在上个星期日,趁首相拿督斯里纳吉出席假吉隆坡太子世贸中心的巫统68周年庆时,亲自向首相表达这项立场。

马华应该向巫统施压,解散这个技术委员会,因为是副首相丹斯里慕尤丁倡导设立这个联合技术委员会研究伊刑法,伊斯兰党也接受了。马华和民政党一定要接受这个事实,那就是巫统唆使伊斯兰党在吉兰丹推行伊刑法。

国阵在2013年全国大选欺骗了选民,因为当时他们告诉选民国阵反对强制推行伊刑法。2011年9月25日,纳吉新自在金宝说,国阵政府不会在我国推行伊刑法,因为它的推行必须考虑环境及现实。

伊斯兰党与巫统不同,伊斯兰党从一开始就表明对持伊刑法。但是,伊斯兰党承认,因为行动党 的反对,伊刑法不在民联的共同政纳里,也不在2013年的大选宣言。

但是这一切在2014年3月27日改变了,当巫统转而支持在吉兰丹推行伊刑法时,国阵就已经改变了它在伊刑法的立场。首相署部长加米尔代表国阵政府在3月27日回答国会提问时说,“联邦政府愿意与任何准备推行伊斯兰刑事法的州政府合作,包括吉兰丹,因为巫统吉兰丹州议员已经在1993年支持通过吉兰丹伊 斯兰刑事法修正案II,在该州推行伊斯兰刑事法。” 加米尔甚至建议由非政府成员的国会议员提呈私人法案。

没有人惊讶纳吉在转换国阵政府针对在吉兰丹推行伊刑法的立场时,那么容易忽视及不考虑马华及民政党。纳吉在伊刑法的出尔反尔上揭露了马华的双重标准、虚伪及谎言,马华只反对伊斯兰党的伊刑法,而不是巫统的伊刑法。

因此,马华及民政党必须向巫统施压,要巫统放弃推行伊刑法,因为除了建议设立联合技术委员会,巫统也建议伊斯兰党提呈私人法案以通过吉兰丹的伊刑法。再说,是巫统 掌握国会88个议席,不是伊斯兰党,巫统是最终能决定吉兰丹是否要推行伊刑法的关键因素。

林冠英

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